The governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, in Lagos State, Dr. Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor, has dismissed speculations making the rounds that Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, A.K.A ‘Jenifa’, has been chosen as his deputy in the 2023 election.
Jandor made the clarification following trending report on social media on Wednesday, claiming that he had finally settled for Akindele as his deputy.
“I haven’t chosen nor announced Funke Akindele as my running mate.
“However, that stage will come in due course when an official public announcement will be made,” he said.
It was gathered that in line with Independent National Electoral Commission’s guidelines on elections, Lagos State chapter of PDP had commenced the process for the selection of a running mate for Jandor.
Akindele, from Ikorodu division, was said to be on top of the list, which comprises other four names as potential running mate for Jandor.
Two of the shortlisted candidates – Rhodes-Vivour and Kolawole – are from Lagos West, the same senatorial district with Jandor, hence, negatively affecting reducing their chances.
Also, a picture of Jandor and Akindele had surfaced and gone viral.
However, it was gathered that the Nollywood actress was only nominated as a potential running mate, while the decision on who will run with the governorship candidate is yet to be determined.