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Why I ignored critics of political ambition – Funke Akindele

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Actress-turned-politician Funke Akindele has revealed why she has continued to ignore backlash from critics over her political ambition.

Funke who is the running mate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Lagos Olajide Adediran aka Jandor disclosed this during the party’s ongoing grassroots engagement with residents in Eleko community, Ibeju-Lekki axis of the state.

The 45-year-old said she joined the governorship race to save Lagos from “bad governance.”

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She said: “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,” she said.

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.”

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Speaking on why she ignored those making negative comments about her, she 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.”

This is coming weeks after the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress Bola Tinubu has urged the supporters of the party to “act like they do not remember” the name of actress and Lagos deputy governor-hopeful.

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Tinubu told party members at a stakeholders’ meeting held at the Lagos APC secretariat on Acme Road in Ogba that mentioning the actress’s name is “a big insult”.

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