Five controversial statements from Funke Akindele’s interview

Days after she became known as the running mate of PDP gubernatorial candidate in Lagos, Olajide Adediran aka Jandor, actress Funke Akindele appears to have hit the ground running, as Nigerians like to say of political leaders. A renowned actress, Ms. Akindele said that she had put her acting career on hold to face her political career. Explaining the rationale behind the move, he said it was “…to work tirelessly and complement Jandor’s burning desire to see our beloved Lagos State live up to its potential.” The CEO of SceneOne Productions said her 25-year entertainment career has given her the privilege of engaging people from all walks of life. Akindele, 43, was featured on Channels Television’s flagship talk show ‘Politics Today’ on Friday, and the result made her a social media hot topic. One Twitter user, Chief Nwachinemelu, with the username @odogwu_ogidi, said the actress should be advised to stop making media appearances. “If anyone knows Funke Akindele personally, advise them to stop making the rounds with the media. He should spend time studying politics, especially the politics of Lagos. “She is empty and inconsistent with her answers in Channels. Politics is not opera. So disgusting to watch,” she tweeted. While Ms Akindele’s exit might not be in the same league as Tonto Dikeh’s (another Nollywood actress turned Lt. thoughts of many Twitter users. Below are five controversial statements the Jenifa star made during the interview. 1- Breath of fresh air The actress said that if they win, her administration will be a “breath of fresh air.” “Yes, Lagos is metropolitan. It is big, it is sophisticated and it is a commercial and technological center. People come and go to do business here. We shouldn’t be talking about bad roads. We should not be talking about the bad healthcare system,” she stated. 2 – Twenty million followers online Ms. Akindele repeatedly spoke about her twenty million fans and social media following, at one point referring to them as her political capital. She said: “I have the numbers, fans and followers, and I am true to myself. “I have over 20 million followers on social media and at the grassroots level. I have grassroots fans outside of Ikorodu ready to support me, and I am true to myself. What I come for is to change the lives of the Lagosians”. Let’s do some simple arithmetic here. Lagos state has 6.9 million registered voters, leaving the actress with nearly 14 million additional voters to account for. One may want to discredit her statement, except that she was responding to the question, “can you give the followers a figure, what are you waiting for?” She said: “I have over 20 million fans on social media and at a grassroots level. I have a lot of fans on the grassroots… I’m true to myself everywhere.” 3 – Traffic light solution to insecurity When asked how they will combat insecurity in the state, the actress said her administration would address it by fixing broken roads and traffic lights. “If the roads are good. If there is no traffic and traffic lights, and if we put in the right structure, this is not going to happen,” he said. The presenter had to direct her arguments to the fact that there are many unemployed people who may be responsible for these vices. 4 – Strategic team The actress said that the PDP is “currently working with a strategic team with a plan” to ensure that its plan is implemented if it eventually seizes power from APC. She said: “We don’t want to build Lagos based on assumptions.” While this may ring true, continuing with the interview, the actress continued to refer to the ‘strategic team’, letting slip the notion that she wasn’t ready. 5 – Traffic lights Reacting to the traffic situation in Lagos, the actress said that a lot of work remains to be done. He made reference to fixing bad roads, which he describes as death traps and traffic lights. “Jandor and I have a lot of work to do. We start from the bad roads. The roads are bad. We see a lot of death traps, potholes, even traffic lights. Things are not done professionally. They are not done correctly due to nepotism, tribalism, and favoritism. When we get there, we’ll fix a lot of things and ease the issues. It alleviates a lot of the problems that Lagosians are going through regarding traffic,” he said. Although some of her supporters have pointed out that she may have been speaking on a blanket note, critics say it was a blunder. Background Last week, Ms Akindele joined the Lagos political fray when she joined the PDP as the running mate of its gubernatorial candidate, explaining her decision to venture into what she calls “a more important facet of service.” humanitarian” with his followers. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Five controversial statements from Funke Akindele’s interview