Funke Akindele, the Nollywood actress, has confirmed her nomination as the running mate of Olajide ‘Jandor’ Adediran, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos.
Speaking on Arise Television on Tuesday, Akindele said she sees her selection as a huge responsibility and an opportunity to improve the welfare of the youth.
The actress said over the years, youths have been ignored while their dreams are cut short. She added that it is now time to use “our numerical strength” as an advantage in the forthcoming election.
“I’m a Lagosian born out of Ikorodu, so when the PDP gubernatorial candidate asked me to be his running mate as deputy governor in next year’s election, I saw it as an opportunity to help liberate and improve the welfare of our people – particularly the deprived youth, women and the girl child,” she said.
“My decision is not only to accept this huge responsibility but also to work tirelessly and complement Jandor’s burning desire.
“Over the years, a lot of young people have been ignored, victimised and maimed for daring to have a dream.
“So I use this opportunity to call out all well-meaning residents of Lagos – especially the youth – it’s indeed time to use our numeric strength to our full advantage.”
Gbenga Ogunleye, the media aide to Adediran, also confirmed the development to TheCable Lifestyle on Tuesday.
Ogunleye said the official unveiling of Akindele as the running mate will take place in the Ikorodu area of Lagos.
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