Nollywood actress cum politician, Funke Akindele, has revealed the reason for ignoring insults from critics over her political ambition.
The mother of two is the running mate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Lagos, Olajide Adediran aka Jandor.
Speaking during the party’s ongoing grassroots engagement with residents in Eleko community, Ibeju-Lekki axis of the state, Funke said she joined the governorship race to save Lagos from “bad governance.”
According to her, “Nobody is happy with what is happening in Lagos State at the moment. If the people fail to find solutions to it, things will soon go very bad.
“This was why I joined the governorship candidate of the PDP in the state, Dr Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran aka Jandor, so that we can repair the state.”
Disclosing the reason she has being quiet despite negative comment from her critics, the 45-year-old said, “We want to secure the future of our children and it starts now. They said so many things, when I wanted to come out, but I did not answer them because they know that the state will be better if we get into office.”
Naija News recalls that Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate during a stakeholders’ meeting held at the Lagos APC secretariat on Acme Road in Ogba, urged the supporters of the party to “act like they do not remember the name of actress and Lagos deputy governor-hopeful.”
The APC flag bearer insisted that mentioning the actress’s name is “a big insult”.