Famous Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, popularly known as ‘Jenifa’, has been chosen as the running mate to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Lagos.
She emerged the Deputy Governorship candidate, beating five other nominees for the position.
Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele
Multiple sources close to the party’s Governorship Candidate in the state, Dr Abdul Azeez Olajide Adediran popularly known as Jandor, and the leadership of the party in the state, confirmed the development.
It was gathered that the running mate would be unveiled at a soon to be held event.
Dailytrust reports that the PDP Lagos State Governorship candidate was able to convince the party’s stakeholders, citing the popularity of Jenifa among the youth population and the fact that she hailed from Lagos East Senatorial District, precisely Ikorodu.
A source close to the governorship candidate confirmed the selection of Akindele but added, “it has not been announced officially.”
Funke Akindele’s emergence comes barely few weeks after her colleague, Tonto Dikeh emerged the deputy governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the forthcoming 2023 general election in Rivers State.
Actress Tonto Dikeh Emerges ADC Deputy Governorship Candidate In Rivers
The ADC governorship candidate in the state, Tonte Ibraye, made the announcement, in a statement posted on his verified Facebook page.
The statement reads: “After series of consultations with leaders of our party, the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Rivers State and the national level, I’m glad to announce Ambassador Tonto Dikeh as my running mate for the 2023 gubernatorial election in Rivers State.
“We are pleased to welcome her to the #RiversRescueMission2023 as we strive to improve the standard of living for everyone in our dear Rivers State.”