The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos has reacted to the nomination of popular actress, Funke Akindele as the running mate to Dr. Abdulaziz Olajide Adediran aka Jandor, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos.
In a statement on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, the party’s spokesperson, Seye Oladejo said the choice of Akindele as a deputy governorship candidate “underscores the unseriousness of Lagos state PDP.”
Oladejo said the opposition party did not only present a former APC member as its governorship candidate but also “went to the make-believe industry to fetch a deputy.”
He said, “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”.
He, however, congratulated Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat in advance of the 2023 governorship election.