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Actress Funke Akindele Nominated as Potential Running Mate to Lagos State Governorship Candidate

Nollywood actresses are gradually delving into and building a career in politics. Shortly after Tonto Dikeh was named the official running mate to Rivers State governorship candidate, Tonte Ibraye, Funke Akindele has also been nominated as a potential running mate to Lagos state governorship candidate.

The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has shortlisted five names as the potential running mate of the party’s governorship candidate, Alhaji Abdulaziz Olajide Adediran popularly known as Jandor.

Among the shortlisted names are Nollywood actress, Olufunke Akindele, former governorship aspirant, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour; former Senatorial candidate for Lagos East, Yeye Shobajo, another governorship aspirant, David Kolawole Vaughan known as DAKOVA, and Engr. Teslim Balogun.

Although, the actress was merely nominated as a running mate, and the final decision on who will run with the governorship candidate is yet to be reached.

As of the time of filing this report, a meeting of stakeholders of the party is ongoing to select one of the nominees. A source from Daily Trust said there is a strong case being made for a woman to be shortlisted as the running mate.

Funke Akindele runs a nongovernmental organization known as the Jenifa Foundation, which aims at providing young people with vocational skills. She is also the CEO of Scene One Film Production, and an award winning actress.

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