Actress Funke Akindele, also known as Jenifa, was selected as Dr. Abdulaziz Olajide Adediran, alias Jandor, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for governor. The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State has replied.
The decision was taken “due to lack of realistic options by the moribund opposition party,” according to Mr. Seye Oladejo, a spokeswoman for the state’s ruling party.
Additionally, he expressed his congratulations to the governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, and said that the PDP candidates had little electoral significance.
“This amounts to trivializing the importance of the forthcoming gubernatorial elections by giving political neophytes who have absolutely nothing to bring to the table their electoral tickets.
“It also shows lack of depth in the party as regards quality members to put forward for elections if they could give a member who crossed-carpeted a few days before their primaries the governorship ticket and now went to the make-believe industry to fetch a deputy.
“The reason for voters’ apathy is, undoubtedly, due to lack of credible alternatives by the moribund opposition party.
“I was amused to read that the deputy governorship candidate said she was suspending her acting career for the elections whose result is highly predictable. I guess she’s suspending a lot more because she has been in the news of recent for all the wrong reasons.
“Lagosians will certainly not allow governance to be turned to a needless experiment or a sitcom. Governance is serious business not a circus.
“Congratulations in advance to the duo of Governor Babajide SANWOOLU-olu and his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat.”