The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State, Dr Olajide Adediran, popularly called Jandor has dismissed rumours that Nollywood actress Funke Akindele, also known as ‘Jenifa,’ has been chosen as his deputy in the 2023 elections.
Funke Akindele began to trend on June 29 2022 as one of the 5 nominated and potential running mates to gubernatorial candidates of Lagos state under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Olajide Adediran aka Jandor.
Hon. Otaigbe Imadegbelo, a Twitter user and political strategist, raised the stakes on Wednesday, July 6, by claiming that Funke Akindele is officially Dr Olajide Adediran’s running mate.
Jandor clarified after a trending social media report on Wednesday claimed that he had finally settled on Akindele as his Deputy.
He said: “I haven’t chosen nor announced Funke Akindele as my running mate. However, that stage will come in due course when an official public announcement will be made”.
Meanwhile, it was gathered that the process of selection of a credible candidate as running mate, who will add value to the ticket, was ongoing and the organ of the party, as well as all critical stakeholders, were involved in the process.