“Wear Your Battle Scars With Pride” – Yul Edochie Advises Funke Akindele


Popular Nigerian actor, Yul Edochie has lauded his colleague Funke Akindele for taking the bold step of running for Lagos gubernatorial elections, even though she lost.

funke akindele, Yul Edochie

Funke Akindele who had gunned as a running mate for PDP’s Gubernatorial candidate, Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor in the just concluded Lagos state governorship election.

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Following her party’s defeat in the polls, the actress had deleted everything politics-related on her Instagram page. This particular action got Funke Akindele’s friends and fans worried as they believed she might be taking the loss, too hard.

Reacting to this, fellow thespian, Yul Edochie wrote a long epistle, commending Funke Akindele’s courage for taking on the challenge in the first place.

Yul however condemned the Diva for deleting her campaign pictures from her social media page. According to the actor, the pictures form a critical part of her battle and should be flaunted with pride not erased.

He admonished Funke Akindele not to be deterred by cowards jeering her for losing the election. Yul went further, advising her to stand strong and use the defeat as a stepping stone to reach for greater height.

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“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. A rare privilege.

Don’t be discouraged by those who are laughing at you for not winning. Na childish brain dey worries dem. Cowards will always laugh at the brave ones. That’s the only way they console themselves for being cowards. When they grow up they’ll laugh at themselves for not having the courage to try what you did.

In 2017 I ran for Governor of my state, from start to finish and it’s one of the best things I’ve done in my life. One of my proudest moments. I learnt a lot. 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 the President of Nigeria. Funke, 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. I wish you the very best. May God lead you always. Cheers.”

yul edochie, Funke Akindele

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