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Funke Akindele named Lagos PDP deputy guber candidate

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Nollywood actress and movie producer, Funke Akindele, who is popularly known as Jenifa, has been named as the running mate to Dr. Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran (Jandor) by the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, in Lagos State.

This development didn’t come as a surprise as Akindele, who had been keeping a low profile following the crash of her second marriage to Abdulrasheed Bello (JJC Skillz), had been rumoured weeks back and dangled as the preferred candidate.

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Though an already popular face in the entertainment industry, the PDP deputy governorship candidate became a household name through a comedy movie she produced and also acted in as the lead actor by name Jenifa.

In a statement shared with Nollytrailers, Akindele stated that the new task ahead gives her a much bigger facet of service to humanity.

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“With my known career in the entertainment industry spanning over 25years, and the God-given grace to achieve quite remarkable success, I’ve a privilege of access to work and engage with people from all works and strata of life,” she revealed.

Jenifa disclosed that within the last 25years, she had watched, with great concern, the plight of the less fortunate in Lagos.

While appealing to Lagosians to align with her, Akindele claimed her less popular but equally strong passions included to help, assist and contribute to the growth of youths, women and children.

The hardworking actress and founder of Jenifa Foundation revealed that being number two citizen of Lagos State is an opportunity to help liberate and improve the welfare of Lagosians from the stronghold of the ruling party, All Progressives Congress, APC.

“My decision is not only accept this huge responsibility, but also to work tirelessly and complement Jandor’s burning desire to see our dear state of Lagos live up to its full potential with the people as immediate and direct beneficiaries,” she stated.

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Hilda Dokubo seeks House of Reps seat under Labour Party

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Nigerian award-winning film actress, Hilda Dokubo has declared her interest to contest for the position of Asalga/Akulga federal constituency in the House of Representatives under the platform of Labour Party (LP).

The actress has also reiterated her support for the Labour Party’s presidential candidate Peter Obi.

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The 52-year-old took to her Instagram page with her campaign poster that showed she is running for a seat in the Asalga/Akulga constituency in the Federal House of Representatives.

She wrote, “My dear people, I write to apply… Yours OBIdiently.”

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Dokubo has been very open about her support for Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party.

She participated in a street rally in Port Harcourt together with the youths in support of Obi’s candidacy.

 

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Yoruba Actor Muka Ray Becomes SSA on Culture & Tourism to Kwara State Gov Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

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Veteran Yoruba actor Muka Ray has landed a political role with the Kwara state government led by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazak Muka Ray, an indigene of Kwara state, bagged an appointment as the Senior Special Assistant on Culture and Tourism The actor, who hails from Irepodun Local Government area of Kwara state, is popular for his roles in a number of Yoruba movies.

Popular Yoruba actor Eyiwumi Muka Aramide better known as Muka Ray, has been appointed as the Senior Special Assistant on Culture and Tourism in Kwara state by Governor Abdulrahman Abddulrazaq. The state government made this public through a statement on its official Twitter account.

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Muka Ray, a native of Irepodun Local Government area of Kwara state, has joined the list of Nollywood actors who have bagged political appointments.

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2023: Actor, Nkem Owoh breaks silence on claims he rejected N10 million to endorse Tinubu

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Veteran Nollywood actor, Nkem Owoh also known as Osuofia, has broken his silence on viral claim that he rejected N10 million to support the presidential flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in the 2023 general elections.

News spread like wild fire over the weekend that the thespian allegedly rejected the offer and said N10 million cannot buy his endorsement because 2023 is very critical for the collective good of all Nigerians.

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It was alleged that Osuofia was initially offered the “usual N5 million” to endorse the presidential aspirant but he turned it down. They then doubled the offer but he still rejected it.

Shortly after the alleged report surfaced online, several Nollywood stars including Zack Orji, Benedict Johnson and others came out to endorse Tinubu as their choice candidate.

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Well, Sahara Reporters reached out to Nkem Owoh to confirm or deny the claims he rejected N10 million but the actor refused to comment on the issue.

“I don’t want to confirm it, I am not interested in politics,” he told the news outfit on Tuesday afternoon.

Meanwhile, days after veteran Nollywood actor, Zack Orji, declared support for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, netizens have dug out an old video of him asking that the 2023 presidency be zoned out to South-East. Watch here

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