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“Don’t Even Behave As If You Remember That Name”-Tinubu On Funke Akindele’s Candidacy



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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.

Fidel Info reports he said this when he met his party 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 dialect.

Addressing the gathering in Yoruba, Tinubu said, “Don’t even behave as if you remember that name (Funke Akindele).

It is a big insult. A fowl wants to enter a house, it is bending down, how tall is it in the first place?”

Tinubu persuaded party allies to move out to the communities in their numbers and canvass voters. The work, he said, must start with the local council chairpersons, charging them to reach out to discontented members of the party at the grassroots in order to deliver more votes for APC at the general elections.

Sanwo-Olu said the APC in Lagos was facing the most critical election and noted that winning the presidency would be the biggest political prize to win.

The Governor told the party supporters not to rest on their paddlers, asking them to work for the party’s victory across the country.

He said, “Asiwaju has done several things for all of us in one form or the other. He has come to this same place to support several of us as governors, senators, House of Representatives, and House of Assembly members. He has done the assignments effortlessly in the past 23 years without asking for anything.”

“God has now given us the unique opportunity today for us for the first time to also raise his hands up as our donation of the best in class to the entire country. I urge all of us to work for the victory of Asiwaju at polling unit by polling unit, ward by ward, and local government by local government.”

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