Popular Nollywood actress Funke Akindele, popularly known as ‘Jenifa’, has finally been chosen as the running mate to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Lagos.
She emerged as the deputy governorship candidate, beating five other nominees for the position.
According to Daily Trust, several sources close to the party’s governorship candidate in the state, Dr Abdul Azeez Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor and the leadership of the party in the state confirmed the development.
It was learnt that five names were shortlisted for the position.
They included Ms Akindele; former governorship aspirant, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour; former senatorial candidate for Lagos East, Yeye Shobajo, another governorship aspirant, David Kolawole Vaughan known as DAKOVA and Engr. Teslim Balogun.
A source close to the governorship candidate confirmed the selection of Akindele but added, “it has not been announced officially.”
It was also gathered that both Jandor and Akindele met the party’s former deputy national chairman, Chief Olabode George, at his Lugard Office on Tuesday, where the Nollywood actress was unveiled to the party’s leader.