Funke Akindele has been named the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) deputy governorship candidate of Lagos State. She confirmed her selection in a video on her verified Instagram page on Tuesday.
This development has made her become the running mate of the PDP Lagos State governorship candidate, Olajide Adediran, aka Jandor.
In the video, she revealed her reasons for accepting to function in that role after the party concluded on she was a suitable person.
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 potential.”
However, Funke and the indigene of Ikorodu in Lagos State didn’t include her husband’s name, Bello when she mentioned her name at the end of the video.
This trend of events comes two weeks after her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello, popularly known as JJC Skillz, announced that they are no longer together after he confirmed on an Instagram post on July 1, 2022.
Funke has however remained silent on her separation from her husband as she is yet to address Bello’s claims.
The Nollywood actress has announced putting her acting career on hold as she prepares for her new role as the 2023 elections approach.