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Nigerian actress, Funke Akindele deletes PDP posts, photos after losing Lagos election
Nigerian actress, Funke Akindele has broken silence after she deleted all campaign pictures of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on her Instagram page.
Funke made her comment via a statement she released on Monday afternoon, saying she did not regret her decision to partake in partisan politics.
Recall that Funke was the running mate of the PDP governorship candidate, Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran (Jandor) in the Lagos governorship race, did not acknowledged Jandor or the Lagos PDP in her statement. She rather thanked the people of Lagos State for supporting her.
Akindele’s statement read, “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.”
Recall that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of ruling party, APC was re-elected in the state.
He polled a total of 762,134 votes, defeating Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the Labour Party who scored 312,329 votes, followed by Abdul-Azeez Adediran aka Jandor who got 62,449 votes.