NewsNigeria ElectionsRivers State ADC Governorship Candidate Picks Tonto Dikeh As Running Mate

The African Democratic Congress (ADC) governorship candidate in Rivers state, Tonte Ibraye, has announced actress, Tonto Dikeh, as his running mate ahead of the 2023 gubernatorial elections.

Announcing the nomination via her social media handles on Friday, Dikeh shared their plans if elected into office during next year’s election.

“I thank Mr. Tonte Ibraye (@TonteIbraye), the Governorship candidate for ADC, Rivers State for nominating me as his running mate,” she tweeted.

“We are looking at investing in social protection, creating a social value system & increased 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.”

She added, “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!”

Confirming the nomination, the ADC governorship candidate, Tonte Ibraye wrote on his official Facebook page: “After a 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 Ambassador Tonto Dikeh 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,” he added.

Tonte Ibraye and Tonto Dikeh were presented their certificate of return by the ADC party chairman, Ralph Okey Nwosu in Abuja on Friday.

The certificate presentation was witnessed by members of the party’s National Working Committee and critical stakeholders among others.

By Ezinwanne Onwuka (Senior Reporter)

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