The Peoples Democratic Party has selected Nollywood actress Funke Akindele as its deputy candidate for governor of Lagos State.
On Tuesday, the actress declared in a video posted to her verified Instagram page that she was running for deputy governor.
She had now been selected to serve as Olajide Adediran, also known as Jandor, the PDP candidate for governor of Lagos State.
She explained why she decided to run as a running mate in the video she posted on Tuesday.
She said, “I saw it as an opportunity to help liberate and improve the wellbeing of our people, particularly the deprived youth, women and the girl child.
“My decision is not just to accept this huge responsibility but to also work tirelessly and complement Jandor’s burning desire to see our dear Lagos live up to its full potentials.”
The Lagos native, who was born in Ikorodu, left out the name of her husband, Bello, when she gave her name at the end of the video.
This occurs two weeks after her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello, better known by his stage name JJC Skillz, announced that they were divorcing.
Things had not been going well between him and the actress for the previous two years, according to Bello, who announced their split on July 1 through Instagram. He added that all attempts to work out their issues had failed.
The actress, however, has not commented on her divorce from her spouse because she has not yet responded to Bello’s allegations.