Funke Akindele, Nollywood actress popularly known as ‘Jenifa’, has revealed the reason she accepted the offer to be running mate to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Lagos, Olajide Adediran popularly known as Jandor.
VOS TV News earlier reported that Funke secured the position after beating the other five nominees, former governorship aspirant, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour; former Senatorial candidate for Lagos East, Yeye Shobajo, another governorship aspirant, David Kolawole Vaughan known as DAKOVA and Engr. Teslim Balogun.
Speaking about her emergence as deputy gubernatorial candidate for the opposition party, PDP, the sensational multi-talented Nollywood actress via her Instagram page on Tuesday noted her strong passion to help contribute to the growth of youths, women and children veered her toward the direction.
She also maintained that her upbringing by her noble parents moulded her strong value for life and dignity in labour which led her to cater for the needy and vulnerable in society.
She saw the opportunity offered by the opposition party to liberate and improve the welfare of the Lagos people, particularly the youths and women, and the girl child.
She said; “Dear Lagosians, it’s important to share with you, my decision to venture into what I consider a much bigger facet of service to humanity.
“I am convinced it is best to hear directly from me with my known career in the entertainment industry spanning over 25 years, and the God-given grace to achieve quite remarkable success, I have had the privilege of access to work and engage with people from all walks and strata of life.
“Within this period, I have watched with great concern the plight of the less fortunate, especially in the youth category and this drifted me towards my less popular but equally strong passion which is to help and assist and contribute to the growth of youths, women and children.”
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