Popular actress Funke Akindele has deleted all campaign posts from her Instagram page.
A look at Akindele’s Instagram page shows she has taken down all political posts of her principal, Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran aka Jandor after their participation in the gubernatorial race for Lagos State under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP).
While Jandor, the PDP governorship candidate, won the election at his polling unit, 001 located in Irewe, polling 87 votes beating the APC candidate who secured 66 votes; Akindele, the deputy governorship candidate, lost her polling unit 019 in Ita Aro square, Ikorodu, after garnering 19 votes against APC‘s 77.
Despite not having a widespread endorsement, particularly from her colleagues on social media for her political ambition, the actress appreciated the online community for their support.
She stated her journey to the ballot was an eye-opener adding, she had no regrets over her decision to run for political office.
The ‘Jenifa’s Diary’ creator pledged to continue prioritizing the welfare of the people even as she goes back to her drawing board to determine her next move in life.
She said: “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.”
The 45-year-old film producer also urged well-meaning citizens to continue advocating for good governance as well as demanding accountability from their leaders.
“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”, she added.
“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!”