The Lagos State PDP Deputy Governorship Candidate, Ms Funke Akindele, on Wednesday, said she joined politics to give hope to masses, especially women and children.
Akindele, in her ongoing grassroots engagement with residents, at Eleko Community, Ibeju-Lekki, said that she decided to be part of the race to save the state from “bad governance.”
The popular Nollywood actress said: “Nobody is happy with what is happening in Lagos State at the moment. If the people fail to find solutions to it, things will soon go very bad.
“This was why I joined the governorship candidate of the PDP in the state, Dr Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran aka Jandor, so that we can repair the state.
“We want to secure the future of our children and it starts now. They said so many things, when I wanted to come out, but I did not answer them because they know that the state will be better if we get into office .
“We cannot allow our women to suffer or our youths to become bad boys because unemployment has led many of them to crimes.
“We don’t want to breed illiterates and we want our children to be better than us. We have been under the current party for 23 years with nothing to show for it. Our hospitals are not well equipped and our roads are so bad and flood is wreaking havoc in our communities.”
She promised that the PDP government would recognise women and provide healthcare, education, transportation and other amenities for the people, if elected in 2023.