Nollywood actor turned politician Funke Akindele has thanked her longtime colleague Ruth Kadiri for her support.
Akindele is the running mate of Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran, aka Jandor.
Since her venture into politics, the “Jenifa” actor has received less support from her colleagues, partly because she is contesting under the platform of the PDP.
In fact, another Nigerian actor, Banky W, lost his bid to win a seat for the Etiosa Federal Constituency in the House of Assembly to the candidate of the Labour Party.
PDP also came in third in the presidential election in Lagos State, and the gubernatorial election holding this Saturday seems to be between the ruling All Progressive Congress and the Labour Party.
In an Instagram post, Ruth Kadiri praised Akindele’s hardworking spirit and noted her belief that she will bring it into power if elected.
“It’s election season! And @funkejenifaakindele is my candidate. Reasons been. You’re hardworking, You’re smart, You’re tough, You’re emotional, Above all you’re disciplined. You dare to tread where others won’t fly. You’re a risk taker. I know you’re a film maker. I trust you will do a good job YOU HAVE MY VOTE’’
Funke Akindele took to the comments section to appreciate Ruth Kadiri by saying, “Thank you Ruth.”
Akindele is not the first Nigerian actor to venture into politics. The likes of Desmond Elliott, Banky W, Tonto Dikeh, Yul Edochie, and a few others have identified as politicians.
The chances of Akindele becoming the next deputy governor of Lagos State are low at the moment due to the rivalry between the APC and Labour Party.
Nigerian celebrities and Lagosians are pitching their tents with either of the two political parties. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is the candidate of the APC, while Gbadebo Chinedu Rhodes-Vivour, aka GRV, is vying under the platform of the Labour Party.