Popular Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele otherwise known as Jenifa has been confirmed as one of the nominees being considered as the Deputy Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State for the 2023 elections.
This was confirmed on Friday by Gbenga Ogunleye, the media aide to Olajide Adediran (Jandor), the PDP governorship candidate in Lagos State.
It will be recalled as earlier reported by Naija News on Tuesday that a campaign poster that surfaced online suggests that Funke Akindele might be a possible governorship running mate to the People’s Democratic Party’s candidate.
Confirming the possibility, Ogunleye told The Cable that the actress is one of the names shortlisted for the position however no final running mate to the PDP governorship candidate for the 2023 elections has been selected yet.
“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.
He added that Akindele was nominated alongside four others whom he listed as Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, Kolawole Vaughan, Adenike Shobajo and [Rasheed] Teslim-Balogun.
“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,” he added.
The Lagos State governorship election is scheduled for March 11, 2023.