Here’s What Funke Akindele Said After Election Loss

Funke Akindele, an actress turned politician, says she has no regrets about standing for the position of deputy governor of Lagos state.

During the March 18 gubernatorial election, Akindele was the running mate to Olajide ‘Jandor’ Adediran, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate.

The PDP, on the other hand, lost the poll to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the current governor and All Progressive Congress candidate (APC).

In an Instagram message on Monday, the actress conveyed her gratitude to everyone who had supported her.

Akindele said despite losing the election, it was an “honorable run”.

The filmmaker said she is considering her next move in life while encouraging residents of Lagos state “not to give up.”

“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,” she said.

“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.”


HowNG previously reported that the PDP’s deputy governorship candidate in Lagos, Ikorodu, lost by a significant margin against Sanwo-Olu.

In her polling unit, the Ikorodu-born actress also lost to the governor.

Akindele deleted all of her political posts from her Instagram profile earlier Monday.

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