Funke Akindele loses polling unit to APC
The Deputy Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, who is a Nollywood actress turned politician, has lost her polling unit, Ita Aro square, Àga/Ijimu ward in Ikorodu, Lagos State to the incumbent governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the ongoing governorship election.
The results collated from the polling unit showed that PDP secured 19 votes while APC scored 77 votes, and the Labour Party polled 3 votes.
In July 2022, the Lagos State chapter of the PDP named Funke Akindele as the deputy governorship candidate for the 2023 election.
Akindele, in a video on her Instagram page, announced that she is the running mate to the PDP governorship candidate, Olajide Adediran, also known as Jandor.
She expressed her desire to help improve the well-being of the people, especially the youth, women, and the girl child.
I saw it as an opportunity to help liberate and improve the wellbeing of our people, particularly the deprived youth, women and the girl child.
My decision is not just to accept this huge responsibility but to also work tirelessly and complement Jandor’s burning desire to see our dear Lagos live up to its full potentials.