The governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress, ADC, Rivers State, Mr Tonte Ibraye, on Friday declared Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh as his running mate.
At a press conference in Abuja, the actress said the Democratic system of Nigeria is yet to reach international standards and with her help, she can take Rivers people to that new height.
She said, “We shall work out modalities for job creation for massive employment, inclusion of more youth and women in governance and play vital roles in the development of Rivers State where their ideas and strength can be properly utilized.
“As a patriotic Nigerian, an advocate of good governance and a humanitarian who have positively touched the lives of millions of less privileged through my foundation, The Tonto Dikeh Foundation, and my experience on governance, leadership, and administration from Committee of Youth on Mobilization Sensitisation (CYMS), I will play a crucial role in moving our dear state forward.
“Having interacted constantly with Mr. Tonte Ibraye, whom i have adjudged as a grounded person in international development ventures, a gentleman with an enduring passion in redefining our collective future in Rivers State, where there will be mutual ethnic respect and collective development in all sectors of our economy, I make bold to say that accepting this nomination is not only a good idea but, the right thing to do.”
On his part, Governorship candidate on the platform of ADC, Tonte Ibraye, said he did not make a mistake when he decided to choose Tonto Dikeh as his running mate, stressing that they are coming on a rescue mission for Rivers State.