The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Olajide Adediran, has said he picked popular actress Funke Akindele as his running mate for the 2023 general elections, because she can add value to his candidacy.
Adediran, fondly called Jandor, was speaking on Channels TV’s Politics Today programme on Tuesday, monitored by Newsbreak.
“The purpose of an election is to win an election. And everybody that can add value to you, you use [sic]. My running mate is a brand that connects with people both at the grassroots level and [to] my people at the cyberspace,” Adediran said.
“So combination of that forces [sic] already spell doom for Lagos APC in 2023.
“I have chosen somebody that I know alongside me will bring a breath of fresh air to the state of Lagos.
“In Lagos, we have found ourselves in an unusual situation. And an unusual situation requires an unusual solution. This is why we have presented to Lagosians what you can call a clearer departure from the norm.”