The popular Nollywood actress and producer of ‘Jenifa’s Diary’, Funke Akindele, has emerged as the running mate to the Lagos State opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Olajide Adediran.
Akindele was among the candidates listed as possible running mate to Adediran a few days ago but has now emerged as the preferred candidate.
This comes amid the actress’s divorce saga after her husband, a music producer, Abdulrasheed Bello, popularly known as JJC Skillz, recently announced on his Instagram page that their marriage had hit the rocks.
Sources close to the party’s governorship candidate and the leadership of the party confirmed the development to Daily Trust, saying that she would be unveiled soon, adding that “it has not been announced officially.”
The newspaper had reported that Akindele was shortlisted among the former governorship aspirant, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour; former Senatorial candidate for Lagos East, Yeye Shobajo, another governorship aspirant, David Kolawole Vaughan and Engr. Teslim Balogun.
However, photos of the governorship candidate and Akindele has since gone viral, which had given people the impression that the actress had been chosen for the position.
It was however gathered that some stakeholders of the party seriously resisted Akindele’s emergence which led to the delay in finalising the selection of the running mate in the state.