The popular Yoruba actress, Funke Adesiyan, has dumped the People’s Democratic Party for the All Progressives Congress.
The buxom actress made this known on Instagram on Sunday whilst also speaking about her motivation to go into politics.
My journey into politics was borne out of my passion and desire to touch people's lives positively. Having realised that there was little I could achieve in my private capacity, I decided to put myself in the political landscape of the country. That resolve has never changed. My mission has always been to make life easy for the man next door. While that could not be achieved on a different platform in #2015 due to factors that would not be necessary to delve into at this time; it is my joy to announce today that I am joining the #progressives with the same resolve. My commitment and loyalty to whatever or whoever I believe in is unwavering, unflagging and unflinching. I assure my people of my unalloyed commitment to a life more abundant. This can only be achieved by working side by side with individuals who are also driven by the same passion to achieve an egalitarian society. God bless Nigeria God bless Oyo State. Funke Adesiyan.
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 Desmond 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.
PREMIUM TIMES reported how 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.