The governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Dr. Olajide Adediran, popularly called Jandor, says Nigerian actress and producer, Funke Akindele, will add value to his candidacy in the 2023 general elections.
While confirming Akindele’s deputy governorship candidacy in a Twitter thread on Tuesday, Jandor urged Lagosians to work with him and the actress.
“To those who also aspired for positions but didn’t get them, I commit to run an all-inclusive government right from the campaign council till we form our cabinet in 2023.
“To all Lagos PDP Members, I say a very big thank you for trusting me with the flag of our party, I promise to fly this with all my God-given efforts and deliver our state from the stranglehold of our oppressors.
“I appeal to the entire populace to work with me and my running mate, who will add more value to my candidacy. My choice running mate is from the clear understanding of the task ahead and the need to work with a co-visionary with shared passion for the emancipation of the good people of Lagos.
“This journey demands focus, resilience and tenacity. My running mate is someone who is large-hearted with a well-known history of service and advocacy. An Ikorodu born success story who has, through several of her projects, positively transformed our society.
“I am proud to present Barrister Olufunke Ayotunde Akindele as my running mate and the Deputy Governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in Lagos for the 2023 general elections. Together, we will serve and offer you a breath of fresh air.
“Above all, what we desire is your action. Do everything possible to be eligible to vote next year, get your PVCs and encourage everyone around you to do the same. Stand with us on our mission to rescue Lagos State from the misrule of the current ruling party,” he said.
Akindele confirmed her candidacy in a video she posted on her verified Instagram handle on Tuesday morning.
In the video, the actress noted that she would suspend her acting career to take on the new assignment.