Lagos State Governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr Olajide Adediran, popularly called Jandor, has officially announced and presented on Tuesday, the Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, as running mate for the coming 2023 election.
Recall, it was earlier reported that in line with Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC’s guidelines on elections, Lagos State chapter of PDP, had commenced process for the selection of running mate to Jandor.
Akindele, from Ikorodu division was said to be on top of the list which comprises of other four names as potential running mates of the party’s governorship candidate, Jandor.
Two of the shortlisted candidates – Rhodes-Vivour and Kolawole – are from Lagos West, the same senatorial district with Jandor, hence, negatively affecting reducing their chances.
Also, a picture of Jandor and Akindele had surfaced and gone viral purported to have chosen Akindele as the running mate.
Media reports had claimed that four major reasons were responsible for choosing Akindele as running mate for the coveted position.
“The reasons are she is from Ikorodu and Lagos East Senatorial District like the incumbent Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hsmzat.
“She is also from the royal family in the town,” a source said.