Nollywood actress and politician, Funke Akindele has spoken on losing Saturday’s governorship election in Lagos State to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
This comes after the film maker deleted all politics-related and PDP posts on her official Instagram page.
Recall that the Governorship and State House of Assembly elections were held on March 18th, 2023 across some states in Nigeria. Gov. Babajide Sanwo-olu retained the position with leading votes, 762,134.
Breaking the silence, Funke Akindele took to her official social media page to share her expression.
She wrote, “I therefore want to thank the people of Lagos state for believing in me and supporting my decision to run for office. I saw every message of support online and offline, I heard of all the places where people supported me and challenged those who tried to discredit me.
“I remember every warm welcome during our campaign tour and the faith you all showed in me. The elections might not have panned out in the way we hoped, but it was an honourable run for us. We fought a good fight indeed as a matter of fact,” she said.
Akindele encouraged all who meant well for the Nation and the state of Lagos not to give up, saying she understood that some of them were beginning to develop some sort of apathy towards the system, but said “however, if we do not speak, we would never be heard. I’m glad that we could at least speak up.
“Thank you once again Lagos, for showing your daughter support. As I consider my next moves in life, I will continue prioritizing the good of the people and the integrity of my position as an advocate for the people. Eko oni baje!”
source: Atinka News