Has the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state shot itself in the foot by picking Nollywood actress and scandal prone Funke Akindele as its deputy governorship candidate?
This is the question Nigerians are asking after the actress revealed on her Instagram page that she has accepted to be the deputy to the giver candidate, Olajide Adediran popularly called Jandor.
In the video she posted on Tuesday, she revealed her reasons for becoming a running mate.
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.”
Funke, has recently parted ways with her husband JJC, a move which has generated much opprobrium on social media but which the actress has not come forward to officially confirm or deny.
Akindele, it must be noted hold nearly zero electoral value and her choice is seen in some quarters as a very bad one for the PDP in Lagos state.