Messages of congratulations are in order for Nollywood Actress, Funke Akindele, as she comes out as a Deputy Governorship candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
As she goes into politics, Mrs. Funke has obtained a great addition to her many achievements.
The “Jenifa Diary” sensation has been nominated as a candidate for the Lagos PDP Deputy Governorship.
The Lagos State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party had shortlisted five names as the possible running mate of the party’s governorship candidate, Alhaji Abdulaziz Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor.
According to Daily Trust the shortlisted names were Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, former governorship aspirant, former Senatorial candidate for Lagos East Yeye Shobajo, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, another governship aspirant David Kolawole Vaughan known as DAKOVA and Engr. Teslim Balogun.
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As expected, the news caused a division among social media users as some applauded the new political movement in Nollywood while others condemned it.
In a new update by Kemi Filani, Funke Akindele was favored after she was listed among five names released as the potential running mates of the party’s governorship candidate, Alhaji Abdulaziz Olajide Adediran popularly known as Jandor.
Twitter user and Political Strategist, Hon. Otaigbe Imadegbelo, confirmed this in a post he shared.
“Funke Akindele is Lagos PDP candidate, Jandors running mate”.
Funke Akindele Bello had been showered with lots of love from Nigerians that were happy about her political move.
In a circulated video, the actress was seen in a car as street people surrounded her car singing her praises.
They could be heard chanting, “You are a winner”.