Funke Akindele says God called her and Abdul-Azeez Adediran to change the story of Lagos.


Akindele, who is a famed Nollywood actress, and Adediran are running mates for the 2023 Lagos governorship election under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Adediran is the governorship candidate while Akindele is his deputy.

Akindele spoke on Sunday at the worship service of a Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church in the Surulere district of its Badagry circuit headquarters.


The actress-turned-politician declared that God has been with her right from birth.

She said God is interested in her aspirations to make Lagos work for all segments and divisions.

“He chose me to be the deputy governorship candidate of the PDP, despite the crowd that struggled to be chosen,” Akindele added.


“I give God all the glory for what he has done. God has always been doing the best for me.

“We were called by God, if not, we would have backed out. People have suffered but God has called us and put us forward to come and change the story of Lagos state for the better. The success of Lagos state is ours.”

Akindele and her running mate flagged off their campaigns last Wednesday.

This marked the beginning of their tour of 245 wards across the 20 local government areas of Lagos.


Funke Akindele has been touring markets and churches to seek support ahead of the general elections in 2023.

Adediran, in turn, has continued to hold meetings with critical community stakeholders and groups.

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