Funke Akindele Officially Accepts to Be PDP Jandor’s Deputy, Suspends Acting for Politics

Funke Akindele Officially Accepts to Be PDP Jandor’s Deputy, Suspends Acting for Politics

  • Funke Akindele has finally confimed news that she has joined politics and will be contesting under the umbrella of the People's Democratic Party.
  • The actress finally shared a statement which revealed why she decided to be Jandor's running mate
  • Funke aso revealed that her career as an actress will take the back seat as she begins the journey to make Lagos a better place

After weeks of speculations, Funke Akindele has finally confirmed news that she is running for the deputy governor's office in Lagos.

According to reports earlier, Funke and some other candidates had been considered for the post by PDP's Lagos governorship candidate , Dr Abdul Azeez Olajide Adediran aka Jandor.

Funke Akindele and running mate Jandor
Funke Akindele finally declares intention to run for post of deputy governor Photo credit: @funkejenifaakindele/@UnlimitedEniola
Source: Instagram

In the video on her page, Funke appreciate the privileged to be called to serve humanity, something she has been doing in her capacity through her foundation.

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The mum of two confirmed that she would be putting her career on hold to better fill in her position and serve the state.

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Funke also called on Lgosians especially yoiths to use their huge number to an advantage by joining hands with her for a better Lagos.

"LAGOS for LAGOS! JandorFunke…a clear departure from the norm!"

Nigerians drum support for Funke Akindele




"I'm so so happy hearing this , Congratulations ma. Wishing you success all round "


"Women in politics ❤️… love to see it❤️… Go mama"


"So so proud of you!! And How far you have come"


"Women in politics towards representation and empowerment. Well done, Queen!❤️"


"I watched all with rapt attention. Wow! Your goals . God help you both to serve us …. Amen ."

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"This feels like a dream. I'm so proud of you, Maaamii"

Nigerians react to Funke Akindele's nomination

Popular award winning actress Funke Akindele trended on Twitter following the announcement that she had been picked as the deputy governorship candidate for Lagos.

The development was met with mixed reactions on social media, while many praised the inclusion of the youths in politics, others questioned Funke's eligibility.

The actress and the governorship candidate Jandor will be running under the umbrella of the People's Democratic Party (PDP).


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