The Lagos Peoples Democratic Party Deputy Governorship Candidate, Funke Akindele on Wednesday, inaugurated a borehole which she donated to residents of Abule Oja community in Yaba area of Lagos Mainland Local Government.
Pulseng reported that during the inauguration, she appealed to the electorate in the state to protect their votes at the 2023 general elections.
Akindele, a Nollywood star turn politician, a.k.a Jennifer, charged the residents to spread the ‘good news’ of the party towards the forthcoming 2023 elections.
She said, “I am urging our fathers, mothers and youths here to go out there to spread the gospel of the PDP Governorship Candidate, Dr Abdul-Azeez Adediran/Akindele to their neighbours and friends.
“You should vote PDP from presidential to the House of Assembly and protect your votes on the election day.
”All our candidates are brilliant, intelligent, knowledgeable and capable of delivering on their mandates.”
Akindele, who stated that the donation was to alleviate the problem of inadequate water supply in the community, said that she was born and brought up in Lagos Mainland
“This is like coming back home. Project like borehole for water supply to the people is a necessity not a luxury.
“It is the duty of government to provide portable water for this community. This borehole is what the community needs for their existence.
“I don’t expect the government to perceive the provision of portable water for the people as luxury.
“My principal, Jandor and I believe that the welfare of Lagos residents is sacrosanct and that is what we stand for. We stand for good governance. We are hungry to serve our people,” she said.
She expressed sympathy towards the women and children of the community, explaining that her PDP candidature by her principal, Jandor, was because of his love for better life for women and children as well as his experience while growing up.
“This is an indication that the interest of the women and the children will be better protected under the PDP-led government in Lagos state.
“We are not like other politicians who make promises and not fulfill it.
“I can assure you that we will fulfill all our promises because we are not product of godfatherism.”
In his response, the Baale of Abule Oja, Chief Ashimiyu Abayomi, appreciated Akindele for the gesture, saying, “it is good that she does not forget her base”.
Abayomi urged the candidates to fulfill their promises if elected.
A community leader present at the inauguration, Olayiwola Olusoji, said it was a surprise to the community when the PDP running mate accepted the proposal to sink borehole for it.
Olusoji said the borehole would solve the water supply challenges facing the community for more than eight years.