"Mentioning Funke Akindele In My Presence Is An Insult" - Tinubu

Tinubu stated is an insult to mention Funke Akindele, the celebrity actress and PDP running mate for governor of Lagos in his presence

"Mentioning Funke Akindele In My Presence Is An Insult" - Tinubu
Tinubu (left) Funke Akindele (right)

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 a campaign in Lagos on Thursday, November 3, 2022.

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 ‘and’ 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.”

In other news, Paul Ibe, the media adviser to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has described the All Progressive Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, as ‘anti-business’.

Ibe slammed Tinubu and his running mate, Kashim Shettima, for stating that other candidates lacked the antecedent and experience to rule the country.