Funke Akindele Officially Named PDP Deputy Governorship Candidate In Lagos

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Nollywood actress and filmmaker, Funke Akindele has officially been named as the deputy governorship candidate under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state.

The movie star took to her Instagram page on July 12, where she made the announcement known.

“Dear Lagosians it is important to share with you my decision to venture into what I consider a much bigger facet to serve humanity. I am convinced it is right to hear from me directly,” she said.

Akindele said she decided to accept the responsibility to help women and improve the wellbeing of youths, women and the girl child.

With my main career in the entertainment industry spanning over 25 years and the God-given grace to achieve quite remarking success I have the privilege to work with different people. I saw it as an opportunity to help liberate and improve the wellbeing of our people, particularly the deprived youth, women and the girl child,” she added.

My decision is not just to accept this huge responsibility but to also work tirelessly and complement Jandor’s burning desire to see our dear Lagos live up to its full potential.”

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The actress also stated she would be putting her acting career on hold for the purpose of this new phase.

Akindele alongside four other people were announced as running mate nominees by the spokesman for the governorship candidate earlier in July.

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Olajide Adediran aka Jandor

With the movie star declared as the officially deputy candidate, she will be running with PDP Lagos State governorship candidate, Olajide Adediran, popularly called Jandor.

Asides from being a renowned actress, Akindele is also a film producer and a lawyer.

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