The Lagos State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor, has said many see his decision to pick actress Funke Akindele as his running to be a distraction.
He, however, described the actress as an astute and accomplished entrepreneur, thriving in an industry where many of predecessors, contemporaries and successors have failed.
He said most importantly, Funke Akindele could run for office because she was truly self-made and no godfather or nepotistic patron could take credit for her success.
Jandor tweeted, “While many may see the debate about my decision to invite Funke Akindele to run alongside me for the 2023 Lagos elections as a distraction, I see it as proof that the Lagos elite are finally waking up to the responsibility they have to make their influence felt in how Lagos state is governed.
“I have no doubts about my decision, and no reservations about responding to genuine discourse about our campaign & how Funke fits into my vision for Lagos state.
“Funke Akindele is an astute and accomplished entrepreneur, thriving in an industry where many of predecessors, contemporaries and successors have failed.
“She has built a loyal audience who drawn to her humanity and holds the record for the highest grossing film project in the country. She employs more than 100 employees across her organisations and
has used her platform to empower thousands more.
“Even her newest project is excelling at the box office despite Funke taking time off to actively participate in our 245 ward Lagos campaign tour.
“Most importantly, she can run for office because she is truly self-made and no godfather or nepotistic patron can take credit for her success.
“Funke is a leader who has proven herself across three decades and is yet to reach her peak as an entrepreneur, public personality, business leader and steward.
“If you value excellence as you claim, then Funke’s reputation and track record is incontestable. If you value execution as you claim, Funke’s achievements and consistency are the holy grail.”