‘I don’t regret running for office’ – Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for deputy governor of Lagos, has said that despite losing the general election, she has no regrets about competing for office.

The actress and her principal, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the APC, lost to the current governor and his opponent, Abdul-Azeez Adediran alias Jandor.

On Monday, Funke said on her Instagram page: “I must say, it was an absolute learning curve for me. It has been a great and insightful experience on my road to the ballot. Many things have been discovered and undiscovered. Sincerely, I have no regrets about taking the risky decision to run for government.

“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.”

Highlighting that she had fought a good fight, the filmmaker expressed gratitude to all persons who rooted for her.

“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.”

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