Nollywood actress Funke Akindele has been named as one of the running mate nominees for the People’s Democratic Party governorship candidate in Lagos State, Olajide Adediran.
According to the spokesman for the governorship candidate, the actress is one of the five persons nominated as Adediran’s running mate, but she hasn’t been confirmed.
“Funke Akindele hasn’t been confirmed as Jandor’s running mate. Funke is one of the five nominees to be Jandor’s running mate,” he said.
“She was nominated alongside four other people, whose names are Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, Kolawole Vaughan, Adenike Shobajo and [Rasheed] Teslim-Balogun. Jandor has not named anyone as his running mate yet.”
Akindele’s nomination is coming days after her colleague, Tonto Dikeh was announced as the running mate to the ADC governorship candidate in Rivers State.
“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 Amb. Tonto Dikeh ( tontolet )as my running mate for the 2023 gubernatorial election in Rivers State,” Tonte Ibraye, the governorship candidate wrote.
The actress also took to her Instagram page where she thanked Ibraye for nominating her for the office of the deputy governor of Rivers State.
“I thank Mr. Tonte Ibraye(@tonteibraye), the Governorship Candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) Rivers State for nominating me as his running mate,” she wrote.
Akindele is a trained lawyer with an acting career spanning over two decades.