Nollywood Actress Funke Akindele has revealed that her Instagram followers will help her win the forthcoming governorship elections in Lagos State.
The actress has been chosen to run alongside the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate. Funke Akindele was chosen by Olajide Adediran on the 12th of July to run alongside him as the PDP Lagos guber deputy.
The deputy candidate revealed in an interview with Channel TV on Thursday that she had over 20 million followers who would willingly vote for her.
Funke Akindele also spoke of her connections at the grassroots level all around the state who would readily vote for PDP in the gubernatorial election.
“I have the numbers, I have fans and followers and I’m true to myself. I have more than 20m fans on social media and also at the grassroots level.
“I have fans at the grassroots level outside Ikorodu ready to support me and I’m true to myself. What I’m coming in is to change the lives of Lagosians.”
A video of the interview has since been trending and fan reactions have not been fair to the deputy candidate.
Many argue that not all her 20 million followers are Lagosians. Others also insist that they follow her because of her acting and not her political aspirations.
@adconpoint: “Does she understand that Lagos has less than 7m eligible voters 😂😂”
@kazeemadegboye: “what an incredible analysis. How many of the followers are located in Lagos? How many of them have PVC? Let’s do the calculation first”
@makadex_makanaki: Madam am not following you on IG because of political reasons, so I won’t vote in PDP because am following you