‘Your bravery is an inspiration to me’ – Actress, Funke Akindele hails Bina Jennifer Efidi who was stabbed by thugs during elections


Nollywood actress turned politician, Funke Akindele has commended Mrs Bina Jennifer Efidi who was dubbed Nigeria’s election hero for coming back to vote after being stabbed by some thugs at her polling unit.

The actress who is contesting to become the Deputy Governor of Lagos State under PDP revealed that her principal, Jandor visited the injured woman, adding that Efidi’s bravery is undoubtedly a source of inspiration for her.

“It is so sad to see the violence and intimidation that has ravaged the process of choosing our next president at the just concluded presidential elections.

Mrs Bina Jennifer Efidi was a victim of the usual election thuggery that has plagued us for over 2 decades. She’s truly a hero and her bravery is one to be saluted. Your bravery is undoubtedly a source of inspiration for me.

A big thank you to my principal @officialjandor for visiting Mrs Bina Jennifer Efidi. It is indeed a sheer gesture of true leadership,” Funke Akindele wrote on her verified Instagram page.

Meanwhile, it would be recalled that the devastating incident occurred at a polling unit in the Surulere area of the state on Saturday, February 25th.

While the Presidential and National Assembly polls were ongoing, thugs stormed the location and destroyed election materials.

They hit people that tried to confront them including the brave woman who sustained a head injury.

However, this didn’t stop the woman from voting as she returned to her polling unit after her wounds were treated to cast her vote.

This act brought her fame and fortune as some well-to-do Nigerian have started donating massively for her upkeep.