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Tonto Dikeh named running mate to ADC guber candidate in Rivers

Tonto Dikeh named running mate to ADC guber candidate in Rivers

Nollywood actress, Ms Tonto Dikeh has emerged running mate to Mr Tonte Ibraye, the governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Rivers.

The actress and musician has lauded the ADC governorship candidate for nominating her as his running mate for the 2023 governorship election.

The movie star took to her verified Instagram page @Tontolet on Friday to share the good news.

She wrote: “I thank Mr Tonte Ibraye, the governorship candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC), River State, for nominating me as running mate.

“We are looking forward to invest massively in social protection, creating a social value system for young people, increase women inclusion in our governance system.

“We will equally support 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.”

She urged people of the state to get their Permanent Voters Card, saying “you are the future and the future is now”.

Who is Tonto Charity Dikeh

Tonto Charity Dikeh (born 9 June 1985) is a Nigerian actress, singer, songwriter and humanitarian.

She was born into a family of seven and is the third of five children. Her family is from Obio-Akpor, a LGA in Rivers State, and is of Ikwerre descent.

At age 3, she lost her mother and was raised by her step-mother, who has two children.

On 27 August 2000, Tonto Dikeh set up her foundation, the Tonto Dikeh Foundation. The Foundation was established with clear vision and passion of making life better for all displaced and under privilege women, girls, youth, and children in Africa, in-respective of their Politically, Religious and Cultural differences.

It also aims at organizing regular sensitization programs and symposium discussion that will bring sanity and civility to the black race; by taking issues that affect women, gender issues, rape, empowerment, climate change and child right.

(NAN)

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