Popular Nollywood actress turned politician, who is the Deputy Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the ongoing governorship election in Lagos State, has lost her polling unit 019, Ita Aro square, Àga/Ijimu ward in Ikorodu, Lagos State to the incumbent governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to the results collated from the polling unit, PDP secured a total of 19 votes while APC scored 77 votes. Labour Party polled 3 votes.
Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had named Nollywood actress Funke Akindele as the deputy governorship candidate in Lagos State for the 2023 election in July 2022.
Funke Akindele in a video on her Instagram page announced that she is the running mate to the PDP governorship candidate in Lagos State Olajide Adediran known as Jandor.
“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,” Akindele said.
“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.”