Don’t mention Funke Akindele in my presence — Tinubu fumes



By Aminu Kutama

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has told his supporters that it is disrespectful to mention Nollywood actress and People Democratic Party’s Lagos gubernatorial running mate Funke Akindele in his presence.

Tinubu stated this during an APC stakeholders meeting, at the party’s state headquarters, in Lagos on Wednesday.

The former Lagos State governor is backing incumbent Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of APC for re-election.

At the political outing, his supporters had sung a campaign song, describing Akindele as a political ‘ant’ compared to Sanwo-Olu.

“Who is Funke Akindele before Sanwo-Olu of Lagos? She is an ant,” the supporters sang.

But Tinubu fumed: “Don’t even bother to mention her name in my presence. It is an insult. It is disrespectful.”

Funke Akindele, a Nollywood actress popularly known as  ‘Jenifa’, is the running mate to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Dr Abdulazeez Adediran popularly known as Jandor, in Lagos.

She emerged the Deputy Governorship candidate, beating five other nominees for the position.

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