Why I chose Tonto Dikeh as my running mate – Tonte Ibraye

The candidate for governor of the state of Rivers of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) Tonte Ibraye has revealed why he chose Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh as his running mate for the state’s 2023 gubernatorial election. In a surprising move, Mr. Ibraye, Vice President of the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC), Abuja chapter, before plunging into the Rivers State Governor’s race, announced the controversial Nollywood star as his running mate in the upcoming elections on Friday. The announcement has been met with mixed reactions. While some congratulate the actress, others question her character and credibility. silly dikeh Dikeh has been embroiled in a number of controversies, from her divorce from ex-husband Churchill Olakunle in 2017 to a messy breakup with ex-lover Prince Kpokpogiri in 2021. The outspoken actress is also known for her constant fights on social media with her former best friend Bobrisky and other of her colleagues in Nollywood. Fundamental reason Speaking at a press conference in Abuja recently, Mr. Ibraye said that he did not make a mistake when he decided to choose Ms. Dikeh as his running mate. The ADC gubernatorial candidate emphasized that they are coming on a rescue mission for Rivers State. This was after he emerged as the ADC gubernatorial candidate on June 7 after getting 187 of 188 votes. She defeated Joyce Barida and Warmeth Wright in the party’s gubernatorial primary overseen by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Port Harcourt, according to a report by The Guardian newspaper. Mr. Ibraye said that he had worked closely with the actress and noted that Ms. Dikeh has been a member of ADC for a long time. He said, “I have worked closely with Tonto Dikeh for over a year and she has been a part of the party for a long time. She has been following the primary process, an advocate for transparency, and I think I was right to choose her as my running mate. She has so many things, like creating job opportunities.” Emphasizing the credibility of the actress, Ibraye said that the Nollywood star has a farm in Abuja and Rivers State. “She has a farm here in Abuja and Rivers State; Not only that; she has supported many young people in growing businesses. Every year, she sends about 3,500 young people back to school.” Tonte Ibraye and Tonto Dikeh According to Ibraye, another reason he chose the actress as his running mate is that Dikeh has employed many Nigerians, including youth and children. He said: “When it comes to choosing a running mate, a lot of people look at a lot of indicators, but for me, there are certain indicators that I look at, can you employ young people and create employment for people from Rivers and Nigerians, what is your disposition towards inclusion of women and youth, believe me, Tonto Dikeh has all that qualification,” he said. “Any day, any time, I am proud to work with her as my running mate. Toro and I are here on a rescue mission; we want to rescue the people of Rivers State.” Speaking about their winning strategy, ADC Rivers state gubernatorial candidate said they work with data and would massively invest in social protection. Mr. Ibraye is a humanitarian with more than ten years of experience in social development. He is Director of Conflict Resolution and National Coordinator of a non-governmental organization – White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, according to his profile on Linkedin. Nigerians react In reaction to the news of Ms. Dikeh’s new political nomination, many Nigerians have taken to Twitter to record their thoughts. Here are some Twitter reactions. We’ve had the worst people in political office. How is Tonto Dikeh different from ADC? She is a smart and intelligent woman with a youthful background. It’s as if they still want these older people to hold political office forever. If you are not going to compete, allow others! — Mavis Ikpeme (@mavisikpeme) June 24, 2022 I think ADC should be a prominent political party in Nollywood. Imagine kicking out brilliant candidates like Kingsley Moghalu and Chukwuka Monye, ​​only to let Tonto Dikeh be a gubernatorial candidate’s running mate in Rivers? Silly Dick? Bobrisky’s rice paddy? It must be mint. — Sir David Onyemaizu🦍 (@SirDavidBent) June 24, 2022 This 2023 election comes with different kinds of surprises, Tonto Dikeh is the ADC Deputy Governor candidate in Rivers State, are you sure these people really want to win this election? pic.twitter.com/2pUCuZBdgA – OMOTAYO From Lagos 💥 (@Tee_Classiquem1) June 24, 2022 Silly dikeh emerging as a running mate at the ADC is actually a welcome development… Although she might have a few little tweaks on her brain, I think we should encourage more women in politics. — Alex Teflondon (@lex_Teflondon) June 24, 2022 First ADC chose Dumebi man over Moghalu as their presidential candidate, now it is Tonto Dikeh they are using as their deputy gubernatorial candidate in Rivers State, are we kidding here? Fool? Bobrisky’s best friend? Look, I’m tired of this country. – OMOTAYO From Lagos 💥 (@Tee_Classiquem1) June 24, 2022 How many young women has Tonto Dikeh influenced in the state? How many times have you visited Rivers State to boost the morale of young girls, even in the entertainment industry? Silly Dikeh must know that ADC wants to finish his millions by the election. ADC won’t even see the fourth. pic.twitter.com/vVuReryVZS — Wisdom of Echefula. (@WEchefula) June 24, 2022 Rivers State ADC gubernatorial candidate chose Tonto Dikeh as his deputy 😲 For a minute I thought ADC was a very serious political party. 😩 — Ruthie Tilley Gyado 🇳🇬 #Jesuslives #Joslover (@ruthtilleygyado) June 24, 2022 Congratulations to Amb. Silly Dikeh on her emergence as the running mate of the ADC gubernatorial candidate. Our Mama di Papa. pic.twitter.com/eULg19rSgN — THE GREAT LAWYER (@anthony_fedora) June 24, 2022 Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Why I chose Tonto Dikeh as my running mate – Tonte Ibraye