Adediran Abdul-Azeez, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for governor of Lagos State, chose Akindele as his running partner (Jandor). Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the incumbent flagbearer for the All Progressives Congress (APC), won the contest, placing much behind the PDP.
The actress maintains her positive attitude despite losing, saying there was still a lot she could learn.
“My road to the ballot has been fascinating and instructive, and I must admit, it was a huge learning curve for me. Several things have been discovered and undiscovered. Sincerely, I have no regrets about making the difficult decision to run for politics,” she posted on Monday on her Instagram account.
It was “an honorable race for us,” Funke said as she thanked her backers.
“I recall each gracious greeting we received during our campaign tour and the trust you all placed in me. Despite the fact that the results of the elections did not turn out as we had anticipated, we ran an honorable campaign. In actuality, we put up a good fight,” Funke continued.
“I also want to exhort everyone to persevere who has good intentions for the country and the state of Lagos. I am aware that some of us are starting to lose interest in the system, but if we remain silent, no one will ever pay attention to what we have to say. I’m relieved that at least we have a voice.
Remember that Funke was Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran (Jandorrunning )’s mate for governor in the Lagos governor’s campaign. In her statement, Funke did not mention Jandor or the Lagos PDP. Instead, she expressed gratitude to Lagos State residents for their support.
According to Funke’s remark, “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. Several things have been discovered and undiscovered. Sincerely, I have no regrets about taking the risky decision to run for governor.
“I want to thank Lagos once more for supporting your daughter. I’ll keep putting the welfare of people and maintaining the credibility of my role as a people advocate as I decide how to proceed in life. Eko Oni Baje!