Lagos PDP Governorship Candidate Reveals Why He Picks Funke Akindele As Running Mate

By Damilare Adeleye
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Funke Akindele

The governorship candidate under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, Olajide Adediran, has justified the party’s choice of actress Funke Akindele as his running mate for the forthcoming general election.

Adediran noted that the Nollywood actress would add more value to his candidacy during the election.

Adediran made this known in a Twitter thread on Tuesday, where he confirmed Akindele’s deputy governorship candidacy.

In his words, “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.”

Confirming her candidacy, Akindele noted that she is suspending her acting career to take on her new assignment.