Popular Yoruba actress, Foluke Daramola has said that her husband, Kayode Salako’s support for Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) has no bearing on her support for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
She added that the political differences would not have any negative effect on the marriage.
Alongside Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Obi and Tinubu are frontline contenders for the February 25, 2023, presidential election.
Despite his party seemingly lacking political structure, Obi’s popularity especially among young Nigerians has skyrocketed in the last few months.
Many Nigerian celebrities have also openly backed his presidential bid.
Daramola is a member of the APC and was recently named Assistant Director for the Media Department of the Performing Arts Directorate of the APC’s Presidential Campaign Council.
However, her husband, Salako, is the Chairman of the Labour Party in Lagos.
Many fans have expressed concerns that the difference in political affiliation could spell doom for their marriage.
Responding to the concerns in an Instagram post on Tuesday, she said it would “never be a cause for worry or problems”.
She also debunked reports that her husband was a mole for the APC in the Labour Party in Lagos.
“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,” she stated.
Asked why she did not join the Labour Party, Daramola said: “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.”
The actress noted that her appointment to the campaign council was a reward for hard work.
She added that the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is like a father to her, having supported her on many 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.
“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,” Daramola said.