Following on the heels of his announcement to run for governorship, popular comedian, Julius Agwu was interviewed by Vanguard, where the comedian confirmed his intentions and also revealed his reasons for deciding to run for the Governor of Rivers State.
Here are the excerpts;
Would you call yourself 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.
If you are not a politician then why do you want to be the governor of Rivers State?
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.
These people who have been bothering you, would they sponsor your election, if yes, who are they?
Yes, they will. But I do not want to disclose their names for security reasons. Will you use a political party at the end of the day? Yes, we shall, eventually, but I do not want to unveil that now.
In your future party, do you think an aspirant from your party will be going for the presidency?
Yes, when the time comes it will be revealed.