2022-07-13 | 67 Print PDF
The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday said governance is a serious business and not a circus, stressing that Lagosians would not allow it to be turned into a needless experiment. The ruling party was reacting to the decision of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to pick comic actress Funke Akindele as its deputy governorship candidate for Lagos State.
The PDP governorship candidate in Lagos State, Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor had defended his decision to pick a Nollywood actress as his running mate. Adediran on Tuesday called on electorates in Lagos State to work with him and his running mate, adding that she will add more value to his candidacy.
Reacting in a statement, Lagos State APC Spokesman, Seye Oladejo described the choice of Funke Akindele as a display of unseriousness on the part of the party. The statement reads: “This development underscores the unseriousness of Lagos state PDP. 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 the 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 recently for all the wrong reasons. “Lagosians will certainly not allow governance to be turned into a needless experiment or a sitcom. Governance is serious business, not a circus.”