Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Bode George, has claimed that Nollywood Actress Funke Akindele was not in the original plan for Olajide Adediran’s governorship ambition in Lagos.
Speaking on News Central, George said Adediran, better known as Jandor, flouted the agreement to make Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour his running mate — instead of Funke Akindele.
He said Adediran’s decision to pick Akindele, the actress, as running mate forced Rhodes-Vivour to join the Labour Party as its standard bearer for the Lagos governorship election.
“After their presentation here in my office, we saw that these were the best two we have (Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour and Adediran), and we asked him pointedly here, would you work with this man as your deputy, and he said, ‘yes sir’.“.
“Haven’t paid for the price of the form, for us to have a seamless primary, would you take him to be your running, mate, he answered ‘yes sir’” Bode George stated.
Going down memory lane, the chieftain disclosed that Jandor told him he was advised by one Denrele Ogunsayan to pick a woman from the Ikorodu area of Lagos instead of Rhodes-Vivour.
Bode explained that this revelation is necessary to debunk a claim that he is sponsoring Rhodes-Vivour’s gubernatorial ambition in the LP.
The PDP Chieftain added;
“After that, he came to me to say his mentor, Denrele Ogunsayan asked him to choose a deputy from Ikorodu, a woman. I told him why didn’t tell me at the time. I’m saying this now for history because that was what transpired. I have heard rumours that I am the one sponsoring Gbadebo.
“He (Adediran) reneged on the agreement. I had to call Gbadebo’s father to tell him that this is getting a bit too dangerous. We as leaders did our utmost to ensure that we have a very seamless primary.”