I Don’t Regret Contesting; Thank You For Believing In Me – Funke Tells Lagosians

I Don’t Regret Contesting; Thank You For Believing In Me – Funke Tells Lagosians

Funke Akindele, a Popular Nollywood actress who served as a running mate to Abdul-Azeez Adediran, commonly known as Jandor, the Governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in Lagos State, has expressed her gratitude to the people of Lagos for believing in her and backing her decision to run for a political office in Lagos.

She stated that she had learned and gained a lot of experience from the outing.

Funke pointed out that she did not regret taking the step, saying though the polls failed to go as anticipated, yet the run was an honourable one.

She called on well-meaning Nigerians to remain steadfast, and be outspoken in order to be heard.

She promised to hold on to the well-being of the masses and the integrity of her position as people’s advocate.

She stated this in a post on her Instagram account on Monday.

According to her: “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 baie!,” she wrote.