Funke Akindele Deletes Politics-Related Posts On Instagram


Nigerian actress-turned-politician Funke Akindele has deleted all political-related posts she had shared on her Instagram earlier.

Funke was a running mate in the last Nigerian elections to the Lagos State governorship candidate under the umbrella of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Abdulazeez Adediran, popularly known as Jandor.

They, unfortunately, lost the election. The incumbent governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, won the election with 762,134 votes, defeating the Labour Party candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, who had 312,329 votes, followed by Abdul-Azeez Adediran with 62,449 votes.

Funke decided to delete political posts hours after the defeat.

She subsequently made a post to thank her supporters.

She wrote; “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.,” she indicated.

“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,” she concluded.