Actor Yul Edochie has encouraged actress Funke Akindele to be proud of her political adventure as deputy governorship candidate of the PDP in Lagos in the election held on March 18.
Funke deleted all election campaign posts on her Instagram page and later released a statement saying she was thankful for the opportunity following her party’s defeat at the polls.
Commenting on the deletion of her election campaign posts, Yul said in an Instagram message on Tuesday, “To my dear colleague, @funkejenifaakindele I want to congratulate you for the bold political step you took, running for Deputy Governor of Lagos State. You did great.
“I noticed you deleted all your campaign pictures from your Instagram page. Of course I can’t sit in my house and know your reason for doing so, neither is it my business. But as a concerned colleague and friend I want to encourage you and through you encourage others out there.
“A warrior is always proud of his or her battle scars. The scars are proof that he or she went to battle and came back alive. You’re a warrior. Your campaign pictures are part of your battle scars. Wear them proudly. Those pictures deserve to remain on your page forever. It’s a historical moment for you.”
Yul, son of the veteran actor Pete Edochie, noted that one of the best things he has done in his life is run for the office of governor of Anambra State in 2017.
He said, “My campaign pictures are still on my page, my battle scars. I wear those scars proudly. And I’ll never give up. One day I’ll be President of Nigeria.”
To Funke, he added, “you will sit in your office someday as Deputy Governor or Governor or President and look at your first campaign pictures and you’ll have tears of joy in your eyes. You will be proud of your journey. Never give up.”