Tonto Dikeh Officially Unveiled As ADC’s Rivers Deputy Guber candidate
The National Chairman of Action Democratic Congress (ADC), Chief Ralph Nwosu has officially presented Nigerian actress, Tonto Dikeh as the party’s 2023 Rivers Deputy Governorship candidate.
Tonto Dikeh, 37, was presented to the public by the chairman on Friday, June 24 in Abuja.
While addressing the public, the chairman of the party, Chief Ralph Nwosu urged Nigerian youths to support youths at all levels in the forthcoming general elections.
He recalled that youths in the country had been agitating for inclusiveness in politics and governance since the Not too Young to Run bill was passed into law.
He added that the party was ready to bring that agitation to pass by bringing on board, young aspirants and encouraging them to contest for political offices.
Speaking on Dikeh and Mr Tonte Ibraye, the party’s Rivers governorship candidate, Nwosu said;
”This two are under 40, they are 37 years old.”
And this is the height of the 2023 general elections, it is a challenge we are throwing to the people of Rivers and Nigerians generally.
Within the last ten years, Nigerian youths had been saying they are not too young to run, that they must be carried along in governance.
And the ADC had decided to sign post that with the team we have put together for Rivers.
So that they can usy the state resources, not just to play politics, but to develop the state and its youths as the human capital base of the country,” he said.
Nwosu expressed optimism that with the team, Rivers would champion a narrative change in the country.
Speaking at the event, Dikeh said the country was presently at a defining moment in her social and political history, adding that desperate measures should however, not be the first and last option.
The actress said a technical approach was needed to salvage the challenges confronting Rivers and Nigeria generally.