by Kolapo Olapoju
If you think Julius Agwu is joking about wanting to be the next Governor of Rivers State, have a swift rethink!
The ace comedian, who has already released a campaign banner on the internet is serious about running for governor of Rivers in 2015.
In an interview with Vanguard, he explained why he wants to be Governor.
“I cannot really call myself a politician,” he said. “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.”
He also added that being a governor was not always his intention, that he’s simply answering a call to serve: “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.”