Peoples Democratic Party Lagos State governorship candidate, Olajide Adediran, has defended the reason the party picked Nollywood actress Funke Akindele as his running mate.
Gatekeepers News reports Adediran who is popularly known as Jandor, statedk that the actress will add more value to his candidacy in the 2023 general elections.
The PDP Governorship aspirant made this known in a Twitter thread on Tuesday.
He said, “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.”
Meanwhile, the actress has also confirmed the development and noted that she will be suspending her acting career to take on her new role.