Why Julius Agwu Dropped His Rivers State Governorship Ambitions


Julius Agwu was among the first entertainers to announce his interest in politics. Sometime around August 2014, comedian Julius Agwu declared his intention to run for the governorship post in his native Rivers State in the 2015 general elections.

His decision was trailed by mixed reactions, the comedian and his camp were resolute, confirming and reassuring Nigerians that Julius Agwu is indeed really serious about his political ambitions and he was scheduled to officially declare his political party and other details at his comedy show tagged ‘The Declaration’ which held at the Transcorp Hilton hotel Abuja, on Sunday, October 5.

At the show, the comedian did all he could to evade all jokes and questions directed at finding out if his political ambition is still on course.

However, reports suggest that the comedian has officially pulled out of the governorship race for now due to reasons related to zoning in the state. The incumbent governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi is from the Ikwere extraction of Rivers State, which is where Julius Agwu hails from as well.

A member of Julius Agwu’s team revealed that: ‘You know Julius and the current governor are very good friends, and he’s the one that called Julius to a meeting and advised him to step down, especially because they are both from the same area.’

At the moment, sources say Julius is still weighing his options, even though he has agreed to pull out of the governorship race but he still intends to get involved in politics nonetheless.