Tonto Dikeh Hails Funke Akindele As She Reflets On Her Electoral Struggles
Nollywood actress and politician, Tonto Dikeh has taken to social media to hail her colleague, Funke Akindele, following the just concluded governorship elections.
Funke Akindele was a deputy gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, while Tonto Dikeh wanted to contest for the same position in Rivers under the platform of Africa Democratic Congress (ADC).
But the actress later stepped down to join an alliance with the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) after she was suspended by the ADC.
Taking to her Instagram page after the election, Dikeh penned a heartfelt message to her fans who supported her despite her character, noting that she is not giving up on her political plans.
She also acknowledged Funke’s courage, stressing that she knows how difficult it is to participate in politics, hence encouraging women to take their stand and support one another.
Tonto Dikeh wrote: “Dear fellow citizens, The 2023 General Election has been an incredible journey, filled with both triumphs and disappointments. But as I reflect on the experience, I am grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of it all, especially for being considered the Deputy Governorship candidate under the prestigious platform of AfricaDemocratic Congress (ADC) with his Excellency, Hon. @tonteibraye I do not take this for granted.
“I want to express my deepest appreciation to everyone who supported me throughout this campaign. First to Almighty God for granting me the grace, second to my family, I am indebted for their unwavering love and support, thirdly To the good people of Rivers State, I am humbled by your belief in me, and I promise to continue fighting for you in any way that I can.
“I also want to extend my gratitude to the entire official, members, and volunteers of our great organization, @cymsnigeria. Led by the Director General, Chief Obinna Nwaka, I am grateful for your understanding, support, and presence all through this struggle.
“To my local and international fans, The Tonto Dikeh Foundation, media, bloggers, celebrities, and all those who showed me love, publicity, and support, thank you from the bottom of my heart. The journey has been ours together, and I am proud of what we have achieved.
“4thly I would to love to give @funkejenifaakindele her flower for standing up for LAGOS STATE.For me it has always been about integrity not PARTY
“As a woman, I know firsthand how difficult it can be to participate in politics. But I urge my fellow women not to be discouraged. Instead, let us support each other, regardless of political affiliation. Also i know I may have offended some people during this course, hence I ask for forgiveness.
“As the 2023 Election concludes with a newly elected leader, I want to urge everyone to ensure we prioritize the peace and prosperity of our darling Rivers State over our emotions. for the unity and development of our country Nigeria. because only together, we can make a difference. I AM NOT GIVING UP… Thank you all, and God bless.”
KanyiDaily recalls that Funke Akindele recently broke her silence after she lost the Lagos State governorship election to the incumbent governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.