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I’m in politics to give hope – Funke Akindele

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Ms. Funke Akindele, the Lagos State PDP’s deputy governorship candidate, stated on Wednesday that she entered politics to inspire optimism in the public, particularly in women and children.

Akindele stated that she chose to join the race to free the state from “poor governance” in her continuous grassroots interaction with locals at Eleko Community, Ibeju-Lekki.

The well-known actress in Nollywood said: “Nobody is happy with what is happening in Lagos State at the moment. If people fail to find solutions to it, things will soon go very badly.

“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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“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.

“We cannot allow our women to suffer or our youths to become bad boys because unemployment has led many of them to crimes.

“We don’t want to breed illiterates and we want our children to be better than us. We have been under the current party for 23 years with nothing to show for it. Our hospitals are not well equipped and our roads are so bad and flood is wreaking havoc in our communities.”

If elected in 2023, she said that the PDP administration will respect women and offer the general public access to healthcare, education, transportation, and other facilities.

He said that the PDP gubernatorial candidate was from a poor family and used to wear ripped uniforms, thus he was aware of the struggles of the common people.

“I have also suffered before God helped me. Our PVC is our power, we are tired of this government. Let us go out in February and March 2023 and vote for the PDP. Let us defeat them with our votes.

“They (the APC-led government) banned Okada (commercial motorcycles) without finding out how the people would survive. They ought to regulate your activities rather than coming up with all forms of ticketing.

“We will regulate your activities and put proper structures in place. We will empower the youths after training them. We will take care of widows by giving them empowerment and loans. What are we doing for our fathers too,” she said.

Mr. Olusola Eruobodo, a former party chairman in the area, stated at the occasion that the local electorate was prepared to support any PDP candidates.

He said that the neighbourhood had been without electricity for more than 12 years.

“We want a government that will take care of us,” Eruobodo said.

Adediran and Akindele, who began their grassroots engagement and ward tour on October 19, spoke with many stakeholders and toured marketplaces to solicit merchants’ support for their aim.

So far, the campaign train has visited all wards in Lagos State’s Alimosho, Badagry, Ojo, Amuwo-Odofin, Lagos Mainland, and Epe Local Government Areas.

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