Tonto Dikeh picked as running mate of ADC Rivers governorship candidate

Tonto Dikeh

Actress Tonto Dikeh has been nominated as the deputy governorship candidate of Rivers State under the African Democratic Congress (ADC).

The governorship candidate of the party, Tonte Ibraye, announced the actress as his running mate in a statement posted on Instagram on Friday, June 24.

The statement read: “After series of consultations with leaders of our party the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Rivers State and the national level, I’m glad to announce Amb. Tonto Dikeh ( tontolet ) as my running mate for the 2023 gubernatorial election in Rivers State.

“We are pleased to welcome her to the #RiversRescueMission2023 as we strive to improve the standard of living for everyone in our dear Rivers State. Please join our press conference at 11 am today.”

The excited actress also shared the good news on her Instagram page. Tonto Dikeh thanked Ibraye for nominating her as his running mate, promising to invest in social protection and women’s inclusion in politics.

Tonto Dikeh wrote: I thank Mr. Tonte Ibraye(@tonteibraye), the Governorship Candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) Rivers State for nominating me as his running mate.

“We are looking forward to investing massively in social protection, creating a social value system for young people, increasing women’s inclusion in our governance system, supporting small businesses and strengthening our traditional institutions to be active players in the drive to bring sustainable development to the good people of Rivers State.

“I am glad to be a proud member of the #RiversRescueMission2023 Please get your PVC and join the movement. You are the Future and The future is now!”

Born into a family of seven from Obio-Akpor in Rivers State, the 36-year-old lost her mother when she was three years old. She was raised by her stepmother, who has two children.