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Julius Agwu says Rivers State Indigenes asked Him to Run for Governor, Hopes to be President



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What’s Julius Agwu‘s vision for 2015 – be the next Governor of Rivers state.

Last week, the comedian and singer subtly announced that he will be contesting for the seat of the governor of the state by posting a campaign photo online.

Julius who joins stars like Desmond Elliot, Kate Henshaw and Dan D’Humourous who recently announced political ambitions, got quite a backlash. But he is unperturbed.

In an interview with Vanguard, he explains his reasons for going into politics and what he hopes to change if he wins.
On reports that he is running for governor: “Yes, I am working on that project too at the moment.”

On if he will call himself a politician: “I cannot really call myself a politician, but l am someone who prays and wish for things to get better than it is in this country. I believe I can help to achieve what my brother started in Rivers State. It is a known truth that Port Harcourt was the Garden City of this great country, but we lost that glory because of poverty and neglect, coupled with incessant militancy and kidnapping. Governor Amaechi has done well for the State, but we still need good hands after he leaves to continue the good work.”

On why he wants to be governor: “Becoming the governor of Rivers State was not something that came up overnight. It was not on my radar back then. The people of Rivers State in the Diaspora and those in the State have been clamouring for me to come out as an aspirant. They believe I have what it takes to go for it. It just dawned on me that I indeed have what it takes. I have given it a serious thought and have given in to their pressure.”

On if they’ll sponsor him: “Yes, they will. But I do not want to disclose their names for security reasons.”

On his political party: “Yes, we shall, eventually, but I do not want to unveil that now.”

On possibly running for presidency: “Yes, when the time comes it will be revealed.”


  1. Akaahan Terungwa

    August 10, 2014 at 5:23 am

    I wish Julius well and if his constituents accede to his ambition, he’ll certainly be addressing state matters, come 2015.

    However, I have a single concern: will be people of Rivers state take a comedian, cum governorship aspirant serious? Just my thoughts – especially knowing the thought of the ‘average’ Nigerian.

    I wish you well Julius. If I were from that state, I would personally vote for you!


    • Alex

      August 10, 2014 at 11:33 pm

      I think it’s ironically sad he calls it a project. This is people’s lives, real people. As a leader you’re to serve. We aren’t projects. Dear future aspirants please take note

  2. kunle

    August 10, 2014 at 6:12 am

    Julius don’t even start with councilorship. It is well but your choice of party will determine your success in office even when given the tasking job.

  3. Livy

    August 10, 2014 at 7:41 am

    All I can take home from here is that Mr Agwu said he’s not a politician as he runs for election or maybe when he becomes one. This guy don’t get it, He needs to check the meaning of politician, politics and how they link to election and offices.

  4. karina

    August 10, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Why do u wan to disgrace ur sef….it wil not wrk so pls I beg u go bk 2 ur comedy nd help other pple who are sufferin out dere….

  5. erifelicity

    August 10, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Julius i wish you the best, go and try too.

  6. obanaija

    August 10, 2014 at 10:49 am

    We wish him the best, he has a good reputation as an artiste and a good citizen

    we support him

  7. Foo fighters

    August 10, 2014 at 11:06 am

    That’s what they do…. The run for the position with no chance of winning with the hope that they get offered a position like special adviser……

    • Khaleesi

      August 10, 2014 at 8:10 pm


  8. Tobenna

    August 10, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Its all about money, He wants to go and steal his own too.

  9. Ona

    August 10, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    U go Julius! Ur dreams are valid boo!

  10. juel king

    August 10, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    2015 elections wud be interesting sha,,wish mr egwu cn make it

  11. FranklyChris

    August 10, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    …He is not a politician, but wants to run for Governor? Ok? Alright? He is an athlete I guess! But its none of business anyways.

  12. I go dey laff

    August 10, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Every tyn is possible.

  13. Hannah

    August 10, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    follow your dream Julius!

  14. nene

    August 10, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    so this was not a joke after all. smh

  15. Shadie

    August 11, 2014 at 1:34 am

    Just a publicity stunt to close the gap and catch up with Basketmouth whose popularity has been overshadowing his own. Shikenaa


    August 11, 2014 at 4:57 am

    I believe that anything is possible. so, I wish him success

  17. Debby

    August 11, 2014 at 10:14 am

    I still see this as a joke sha……

  18. damilola

    August 11, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    lmao, he is joking right,..

  19. Na me

    August 11, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    I hate it when political aspirants claim they seek political positions because people are clamouring or asked them to contest. Abeg, just say you want to contest, you want to become a governor or you seek to become the president because you want to make a change and better lives. Why the unnecessary lie and pretence? Julius, do you not know that by saying people are clamouring for you means you are not prepared to govern river state? It also means you won’t make a good governor. You will be nothing but a stooge governor, doing the bidding of your sponsors whose reason for fronting you is because of your popularity through comedy. Ok. Bye.

  20. Cutedutchess

    August 13, 2014 at 4:32 am

    Its not a small shumtin.. Oya na lets go dre… *lafininspanish*

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