Nollywood actor, Femi Branch has been picked as the running mate of Tofunmi Ogunronbi, the governorship candidate of the National Rescue Movement (NRM) in Ogun State.
The Nollywood actor confirmed his appointment as the deputy governorship candidate of the party in a statement shared on Instagram on Saturday July 16.
The statement read in parts: “The governorship candidate of the National Rescue Movement (NRM) in Ogun State, Dr Tofunmi Ogunronbi, has announced a popular actor, Chief Femi Branch as his running mate for the 2023 general elections.”
“Tofunmi, popularly known as DTO, unveiled the Ogun-born actor on Friday in a press statement made available by Tofunmi Ogunronbi Campaign Organisation (TOCO) to journalists.
“Ogunronbi is the Managing Director and CEO of Imperial Glamour Nigeria Ltd, a Managing Consulting firm and Oil & Gas Servicing Company with several units covering Oil & Gas Trading, Marine logistics, Heavy Duty Lift & Civil Construction. He is a speaker, consultant and an entrepreneur, who writes, counsels and speaks on Youth empowerment and Business Development.”
“The guber candidate, while urging the residents of Ogun State to work with them, stated that his intention to be the governor, under the umbrella of the National Rescue Movement (NRM), is to change the tide and establish a democratic renewal process that will be second to none in the state. ‘Our aim is to make Ogun state the best State in Nigeria and indeed better than some West African countries.”
Newsbreak reports that Femi Branch joins the list of Nollywood stars who have been named running mate ahead of 2023 governorship elections.
Recall that on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, Funke Akindele was officially unveiled as the deputy governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state weeks after Tonto Dikeh was declared running mate to Tonte Ibraye, the governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Rivers state.