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Actress turned politician, Tonto Dikeh has said that she believes that she will succeed as Deputy Governor of Rivers State.

Speaking of her candidacy under the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in an interview with Channels Television, Tonto Dikeh noted that despite being a subject of controversy, the decision to join politics was well thought out and is one she has worked towards for at least three years.

She also reiterated that she has never failed at leadership. The actress said;

“I am prepared for anything, truthfully. I have had three years to work on this, its not something that I just came out or emerged with. We’ve had a lot of time to work on this and for this. Criticism, I am ready, non-criticism I am ready. So, it doesn’t matter where the questions are coming from.

“I have failed in my life and I’m not denying that. Everyone has seen that.

“But am I going to fail with leadership? Have I failed in leadership? Start from motherhood, have I ever failed in motherhood, talk about my foundation. I think it was one of the foundations that stood up for this country, in the time of the pandemic, with no assistance whatsoever. I did even more than the government.”

Recall that the ADC governorship candidate in Rivers state, Tonte Ibraye, had presented Dikeh as his running mate on Friday ahead of the 2023 elections. Later the same day, the actress confirmed the nomination via her social media handles.


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