Nollywood actress cum politician, Tonto Dikeh, has asserted that she is confident in her ability to succeed as Deputy Governor of Rivers State, as she has never failed in leadership.
It was earlier reported that Tonte Ibraye, the gubernatorial candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Rivers State, announced actress Tonto Dikeh as his running mate for the 2023 governorship election in the state.
In an interview with Channels Television, Tonto Dikeh discussed her candidacy under the African Democratic Congress (ADC), noting that while it has generated controversy, her choice to enter politics was well-considered and something she has been working for at least three years.
“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.” She said.