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Julius Agwu dumps Rivers State governorship ambition

Julius Agwu set to contest for Governor of Rivers State

Comedian Julius Agwu has withdrawn his intention to be the next governor of Rivers State. According to a statement from his manager, Prince Sunday Uwem:

There was a meeting yesterday (Thursday, October 30) 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.

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.

TheNet.ng adds that earlier this month, sources in the comedian’s camp said Governor Amaechi invited Julius to a meeting, urging him to step down based on the rotation quota of the state. That the comedian is being offered a legislative post but he’s yet to fully decide what his next line of action will be. This will be determined by a couple more meetings he is planning with stakeholders to ascertain what other viable positions are available for him.

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