Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, has suspended her acting career to pursue her political ambition as the running mate of the Lagos State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Olajide Adediran.
Gatekeepers News reports that Akindele while confirming her deputy governorship candidacy on Tuesday said her acting career must be “necessarily put on hold”.
She noted that this was a sacrifice she had to make to “rescue” the people of Lagos State.
In the video the actress shared on her Instagram page on Tuesday, the actress said, “I am not unaware of the cost of this assignment on my vibrant career, which I must now necessarily put on hold.
“It’s a huge personal sacrifice. My resolve is that no sacrifice is too huge for the actualisation of the urgent mission to rescue our people and our dear state.”
Akindele, while speaking on her reason for accepting the role said, “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.
“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.”
Meanwhile, the Ikorodu-born indigene of Lagos didn’t include her husband’s name, Bello when she said her name at the end of the video.
Gatekeepers News earlier reported that her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello, popularly known as JJC Skillz, announced that they have gone their separate ways.