“Where Are Your 20m Followers?” Trolls Tease Funke Akindele After PDP's Resounding Loss in Lagos

“Where Are Your 20m Followers?” Trolls Tease Funke Akindele After PDP's Resounding Loss in Lagos

  • Ace Nollywood actress Funke Akindele trends online after her party, the Peoples Democratic Party, came third in the Lagos gubernatorial election
  • An interview with the movie star during the early days of her campaign has been the subject of jokes on social media
  • Akindele, in the viral interview, claimed that she had over 20 million followers on social media, and a large portion of them would vote for her party in the Lagos polls

Famous Nollywood star Funke Akindele trends online after the final results of the Lagos state gubernatorial elections were officially announced.

A popular social media influencer, Asiwaju Lerry, has taken to Twitter to troll Funke Akindele for a famous claim she made in the early days of her campaign.

Photos of Funke Akindele
Netizens troll Funke Akindele over her claim that online followership would help her win the governorship election in Lagos. Photo credit: @mr_jags/@naija_pr
Source: Instagram

The "Jenifa" actress had claimed, during an interview with Channels TV's Chamberlain, that because she was hugely popular on social media and had 20 million followers, she had the popularity to win an election.

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Because of her comment in the interview, Lerry took to Twitter to troll Funke Akindele, asking where her 20 million followers were after the PDP came third in the Lagos poll without winning a local government in Lagos.

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The All Progressive Congress (APC) defeated the PDP and Labour Party. Funke and her principal, Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran, aka Jandor, were only able to poll 206,141 votes as against APC's 739,445 votes.

See the post trolling Funke Akindele's loss at the gubernatorial elections:

See how netizens reacted to the post trolling Funke Akindele after losing at the Lagos polls

@ammhiz__joy__2:

"U are correct. But hope u know that political office aspirants should not be supported simply based on sentiments or whatever level of likeness u have for a person's talent.

@godfreyprecious91:

"Indeed social media people are not real."

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@deb_raaah:

"Wow... The response is really something else even gistlover feel am."

@_tobyblush:

"I have the numbers”, “he has the numbers”…leemao."

@ktek4:

"She forgot that not all of them are resident of Lagos and not all of them that resides in Lagos has Voter's Card ."

@chasebaird12:

"We will still run IG election..INEC will do that next week."

@EscobarOfPH:

"Them no get Data to go there polling unit."

Actress Funke Akindele deletes PDP-related posts from IG page following defeat

Meanwhile, Legit.ng recalls reporting that the election season has been a rollercoaster, and Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, was among the candidates who couldn’t participate in the victory dance.

Following the emergence of the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s candidate, Babjide Sanwo-Olu, as the winner of the gubernatorial election in Lagos, the movie star made a significant change on her official Instagram page.

Remember that the actress was the deputy governorship candidate and running mate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran, aka Jandor.

Source: Legit.ng

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