Vying For Top Office In Lagos, I Sincerely Have No Regrets, Says Funke Akindele
Top Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, popularly called Jenifer, after one of the characters she has acted, who contested this year’s Governorship Election in Lagos State as the Deputy Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said she has no regrets taking her decision to contest for the top political office in the state.
It would be recalled that Akindele and the PDP Governorship Candidate, Abdul-Azeez Adediran, aka Jandor, lost the governorship election to the incumbent Governor and All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Reacting to the development on Monday, Akindele, in her Instagram page 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 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!”