Nollywood star Funke Akindele says being on the ballot for the Lagos State governorship election was a learning curve, maintaining she gave a good account of herself despite losing the election.
Akindele was the running mate of the Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate Adediran Abdul-Azeez (Jandor). The All Progressives Congress (APC) flagbearer and incumbent Babajide Sanwo-Olu won the exercise with the PDP coming a distant third.
Despite the defeat, the actress is upbeat, insisting that there was so much for her to learn.
“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 thanked her supporters for their backing, saying 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!”