Foluke Daramola, the Nollywood actress, says being in a different political party from Kayode Salako, her husband, would not affect their marriage and political interests.
Daramola is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC). She is also backing Bola Tinubu, the party’s presidential candidate for next year’s election.
The actress was recently appointed as the media assistant for the performing arts directorate department of the APC’s presidential campaign council in Lagos state.
Salako, on the other hand, is the Lagos chairman of the Labour Party (LP) and supporter of Peter Obi, the party’s presidential candidate.
The couple’s varied political interests have continued to raise concerns in some quarters with many arguing that it could affect their marriage.
But in an Instagram post on Tuesday, Daramola played down such concerns, adding that she and her husband respect each other’s political views.
The film star added that her husband’s support for Obi will not affect her loyalty to the APC and Tinubu.
“One of the attributes of my husband is that he is not autocratic. He respects my decision and my opinion. As I said, he had a different ideology to mine and yet he respects my decision to follow my belief in the APC structure,” she wrote.
“Those who know my husband know he eats and breathes Labour Party. He joined Labour as a citizen who had a different ideology and wants to be part of a different structure. He never knew he will become the Chairman but in the long run, people in his party saw his passion, dedication and commitment and they decided to make him the Chairman in Lagos.
“We are people of integrity. My husband will not come to share sensitive information about his party with me and I will not do the same. There is still a long way to go in life and our reputation is very important to us.”
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Speaking on her support for Tinubu, the actress said the ex-governor of Lagos is like a father to her.
She added that Tinubu has supported her on numerous occasions including her wedding.
“Maybe you do not know that I have been in politics for long, In fact, I met my husband through activism and I have also been a member of APC for a long time. Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is a father to me, he signed the certificate of my first marriage, his wife Oluremi was the mother of the day on my engagement while Femi Pedro was the chairman of the day,” she added.
“I have a rich history with Asiwaju, so this is not just a normal assignment for me, it is a serious assignment given to me by my father, so I tell you, my husband won’t have a problem with me working for my father.”
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