My mandate’s stolen from me Funke Adesiyan cries out
Popular actress, Funke Adesiyan, who has been trying her luck in the political terrain for some time, is not happy at the turn of events in her political career at the moment.
Apparently, the screen diva is not satisfied with the primaries election at the Ibadan South East State Constituency 2 where she was a contender.
In a broadcast she sent via whatsap, which Bliss also received, the actress cried out that her mandate was “taken” from her.
In the chat, Funke said “We have come to the end of a long journey. The people of Ibadan South East 2 have spoken. They spoke loudly and clearly. The journey of the last one year has been halted, and I thank you all for standing by me, for believing in my vision and for throwing your weight behind me in critical moments. I will never take this significant support for granted.
“The primary election has come and gone and I have been made to believe and accept the outcome in good fate. While I am not quite happy that my hard-earned mandate was taken from me, as this stands against the principle with which I stand for, I can’t go against the wish of our great party, All Progressives Congress (APC). I can’t understand why people, who bought forms sold at exorbitant prices, went for primaries and emerged winners only to be told that their names had been swapped for other anointed candidates”.
Funke in the chat said she couldn’t understand why the primaries were held “If the party’s hidden agenda was to impose candidates? This is one old injustice that has continued to dwarf the progress and entrenchment of internal democracy, one that has denied many people the full blessings of fulfilling their ambition politically. I urge all my supporters not to be wary as this is a phase that will soon pass.”
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