Funke Akindele confirmed PDP Lagos deputy gov candidate

Funke Akindele

Actress Funke Akindele has been confirmed as the running mate of Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State.

The 44-year-old confirmed her appointment as the deputy governorship candidate in a statement shared on Instagram on Tuesday July 12.

Part of her statement read: “When the Lagos PDP gubernatorial candidate Dr Abul-Azeez Olajide Adediran Jandor asked me to be his running mate as a deputy governor in the next year’s gubernatorial election, I saw it as an opportunity to help liberate and improve the welfare of our people, particularly the deprived youths, women and the girl child.

“My decision is not only to accept this huge responsibility but also to work tirelessly and compliment Jandor’s burning desire to see our dear state of Lagos live up to its full potential with the people as the immediate and direct beneficiaries.

“Over the years a lot of people have been ignored, victimised for daring to have a dream, I use this opportunity to call out all well-meaning residents of Lagos especially the youths, It’s indeed time to use our numerical strength to our own advantage. It’s time to take our rightful place in matters that concerns our lives and future.

“It’s time to rally ourselves and support our own. I am not unaware of the cost of this assignment on my vibrant career which is why I must put it on hold. It’s a huge personal sacrifice but my resolve is that the sacrifice isn’t too much for the actualization of the urgent mission to rescue our people and our dear state.”