Actress Funke Akindele Breaks Silence After Losing Lagos Governorship Election
Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele has broken her silence after she lost the Lagos State governorship election to the incumbent governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
KanyiDaily recalls that Akindele and her principal, Abdul-Azeez Adediran better known as Jandor, who were the governorship and deputy governorship candidates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), were defeated by Sanwo-Olu in the just concluded Lagos governorship election.
Taking to her Instagram page on Monday, Funke Akindele appreciated her supporters for their efforts, stressing that she doesn’t regret running for office.
The actress, who admitted that she has “learned and unlearned”, disclosed that she is moving on from her loss because she is already considering her next moves in life.
She wrote, “It has been an amazing and insightful experience on my journey to the ballot and I must say, it was an absolute learning curve for me. A lot of things have been learned and unlearned. I sincerely do not regret taking this huge step of running for office.
“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.
“I also want to encourage all who mean well for the Nation and the state of Lagos not to give up. I understand that some of us are beginning to develop some sort of apathy towards the system, 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!”
KanyiDaily recalls that Funke Akindele had also deleted all the posts relating to politics from her Instagram page after suffering electoral defeat.