Deputy Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, Funke Akindele, has spoken about her defeat in the March 18 elections, stating that she doesn’t regret running for the political office.
Akindele and her principal, Abdul-Azeez Adediran aka Jandor, were defeated by the incumbent governor and the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
On her Instagram page on Monday, the celebrated actress 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.
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“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 toward the system, however, if we do not speak, we will 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!”
Following the outcome of the election, the actress had deleted all posts relating to politics and the PDP from her Instagram page, which made some of her fans curious as to the motive of that decision.