Ace comedian, Julius Agwu has quit his gubernatorial ambition as the governor of Rivers State come 2015.
This is coming on the heels of a meeting the comedian cum artiste reportedly had with his Ikwerre kinsmen on Saturday, November 1,2014 which we exclusively gathered would not make the comedian pursue his gubernatorial ambition any longer, at least for now.
Confirming the development, Julius Agwu’s manager, Prince Sunday Uwem claimed, ‘There was a meeting on Thursday, October 30,2014 between Julius Agwu and his kinsmen from Ikwere, and it was agreed that he should step down from the governorship race because the current Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, is his friend and they are both from the same area.
Speaking further, Uwem said: They’ll want the position to rotate to another part of the state and Julius Agwu has decided to listen to his people and withdraw from contesting.’
This, however, doesn’t mean the end of the road for Julius Agwu’s budding political career as the comedian is said to have only withdrawn from the governorship race and has not ruled out contesting for any other office.
Earlier this month, sources in the comedian’s camp revealed that Governor Amaechi invited Julius to a meeting, urging him to step down based on the rotation quota of the state.
Sources however disclosed to us that the comedian is being offered a legislative post but he’s yet to fully decide what his next line of action will be, which will be determined by a couple more meetings he is planning with stakeholders to ascertain what other viable positions are available for him.
Julius Agwu declared his intention to run for the governorship election of his native Rivers State in August 2015.