“A learning curve” Funke Akindele breaks silence on election loss

Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele, a popular Nollywood actress and filmmaker, has spoken out about the outcome of the Lagos State governorship election in 2023.

Funke Akindele was the People’s Democratic Party’s deputy governor candidate, but things did not go as planned.

Dr. Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran (Jandor) and the talented actress finished third in the March 18 election.

Taking to her official Instagram account, Funke Akindele noted that the process was a learning curve for her.

Funke Akindele noted that she does not regret her move. She thanked fans who supported her, noting that details about her future will be make public soon.

She wrote on her timeline:

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.

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!

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