2023 Elections: Big Question Mark on Funke Akindele's Candidacy as Bode George Digs Up Jandor's 'Sin'

2023 Elections: Big Question Mark on Funke Akindele's Candidacy as Bode George Digs Up Jandor's 'Sin'

  • Bode George, a chieftain of the PDP, has claimed that Funke Akindele was not in the original plan for Olajide Adediran's governorship ambition in Lagos
  • George told journalists on Wednesday, September 21, that the real running mate for Adediran (aka Jandor) was Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour
  • The PDP bigwig revealed that Rhodes-Vivour was forced to defect to the PDP because he was dumped by Adediran

Lagos - A troubling issue linked to the selection of Funke Akindele as the running mate of Olajide Adediran (aka Jandor), the governorship candidate of the PDP in Lagos, has been brought to the open by Chief Bode George.

In an interview on Wednesday, September 21, Bode revealed that initially, the agreement was that Adediran will work with Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour as his deputy, but that he later breached the deal and went ahead to pick Akindele.

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Akindele and Jandor
Bode George said Funke Akindele was not originally in Jandor's plan (Photo: @officialjandor)
Source: Twitter

The former PDP deputy national chairman said this act by Adediran pushed Rhodes-Vivour to join the Labour Party in Lagos, where he won the governorship ticket.

He stated:

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“After their presentation here in my office, we saw that these were the best two we have (Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour and Adediran), and we asked him pointedly here, would you work with this man as your deputy, and he said, ‘yes sir'."

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Going down memory lane, the chieftain disclosed that Jandor told him he was advised by one Denrele Ogunsayan to pick a woman from the Ikorodu area of Lagos instead of Rhodes-Vivour.

Bode explained that this revelation is necessary to debunk a claim that he is sponsoring Rhodes-Vivour's gubernatorial ambition in the LP.

The PDP chieftain added:

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“After that, he came to me to say his mentor, Denrele Ogunsayan asked him to choose a deputy from Ikorodu, a woman. I told him why didn’t tell me at the time. I’m saying this now for history because that was what transpired. I have heard rumours that I am the one sponsoring Gbadebo.
“He reneged on the agreement. I had to call Gbadebo’s father to tell him that this is getting a bit too dangerous. We as leaders did our utmost to ensure that we have a very seamless primary.”

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Meanwhile, Akindele continued to cause a buzz on social media over her recent involvement in politics.

The movie star was recently unveiled as Lagos state deputy governorship candidate under the PDP.

In a recent development, Funke once again got fans talking after a video went viral of her speaking on her chances of winning the election.

Source: Legit.ng

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