Popular thespian, Funke Akindele who was the running of the Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate Adediran Abdul-Azeez (Jandor), maintained that her foray into politics came with a lot has taught her a lot of lessons.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate and incumbent Babajide Sanwo-Olu defeated the Labour Party and the PDP candidates to secure his second term in office.
The actress who is unfazed by the defeat insisted that the election left much to be learnt.
“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,” she wrote on her Instagram page Monday.
Funke appreciated party loyalists for their support, noting that it was “an honourable run for us”.
“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,” Funke added.
“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!”