“Don’t Mention Funke Akindele’s Name in my Presence” – Jagaban
The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has declared that mentioning the name of the deputy governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, Funke Akindele, (in his presence) is an insult.
He said this when he met supporters at the Lagos APC secretariat on Acme Road in Ogba on Wednesday for the party’s caucus meeting.
Tinubu’s supporters in a song had compared the actress cum producer to an “ant” in the presence of the presidential candidate.
“…Who is Funke Akindele? (she is) an ant in the presence of the father of Lagos (Tinubu),” they sang in Yoruba.
Addressing the gathering in Yoruba, Tinubu said, “Don’t even behave as if you remember that name (Funke Akindele). It is a big insult, it is an abuse. A fowl wants to enter a house, it is bending down, how tall is it in the first place?”
However, a statement by Gboyega Akosile, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Sanwo-Olu of the state, on Wednesday, said activities in the area were brought to a halt, as the Lagos APC leaders, Governor’s Advisory Council members and several party faithful received Tinubu.
Sanwo-Olu led all members of the State Executive Council to the meeting presided over by the Lagos APC chairman, Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi.
Tinubu told the gathering that he returned to his political base to meet the Lagos APC family stronger than he left it. He said those entrusted with the administration of the party affairs after he weaned himself off the supervisory duty had not made him regret his decision to pursue his presidential ambition.
Tinubu passed a vote of confidence on Sanwo-Olu and other party leaders for nurturing the APC political machinery in the state, stressing that the party remained unbeatable in Lagos.