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Popular Yoruba actress, Funke Adesiyan dumps PDP for APC

Following the outcome of the recently concluded national elective convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a popular Yoruba actress, Funke Adesiyan, has dumped the PDP for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The actress made this known on her Instagram page whilst also speaking about her motivation to go into politics.
The actress’ latest move comes barely 10 months after she lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari describing him as a two-faced tyrant.
The actress has since deleted the post, but not before some of her followers shared a screenshot of the controversial post.
Known for her no-nonsense stance on Nigerian politics, the actress won the Oyo State House of Assembly primary election on the platform of the PDP in 2014.
At the time, she was the second entertainer to win a primary election after Desmond Elliot who set the pace by winning the APC primary election for the Lagos State House of Assembly.
While Elliot won his election, Funke lost to her APC opponent by a large margin. She attributed her loss to what she described as the disunited nature of the PDP.
Her re-joining the APC appears to be part of the current political re-alignment in the state.
Two former governorship candidates, ex-governor Adebayo Alao-Akala and Teslim Folarin, joined the APC. Both were once of the PDP. Another former governorship candidate, Rashidi Ladoja, however, joined the PDP from his Accord Party. Mr. Ladoja had also been Oyo governor on the PDP platform.

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