The Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Olajide Adediran, has revealed his reasons for selecting actress, Funke Akindele, as his running mate.
Premium Politics earlier reported that the Jenifa’s Diary actress confirmed her acceptance to become the running mate of Adediran, popularly called Jandor.
In the acceptance video, the ace Nollywood actress announced that she is putting her acting career on hold to focus on politics.
However, in a statement on his Twitter handle on Tuesday, Jandor revealed that the actress will add more value to his candidacy in the 2023 general elections.
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 of running mate is from the clear understanding of the task ahead and the need to work with a co-visionary with a 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.”