Rivers governorship poll: I'm ready for criticisms, Tonto Dikeh declares

Tonto Dikeh is the running mate to the ADC Governorship candidate in Rivers state, Tonte Ibraye.

The governorship candidate of ADC, Tonte Ibraye and his deputy, Tonto Dikeh [Instagram/TonteIbraye]

The African Democratic Congress (ADC) Deputy Governorship candidate in Rivers state, Tonto Dikeh, has declared her readiness to absorb any criticism that may be thrown her way in her political quest.

Pulse reports that the Nollywood actress was presented as the running mate to Tonte Ibraye by the party's National Chairman, Chief Ralph Nwosu, on Friday, June 24, 2022.

Nwosu had during the presentation called on Nigerian youths to support youths at all levels in the forthcoming general elections.

Appearing on Channels Television program, Politics Today, on Sunday, June 26, Dikeh said she is well prepared for the task ahead.

When asked if she is ready for the public scrutiny that she may be subjected to, especially when it comes to family issues, the actress said she was prepared to answer any form of criticism.

She said, "I'm prepared for anything, truthfully. I have had three years to work on this, it's not something I just came out or emerged with. We had a lot of time to work on this and for this, criticism, I'm ready.

"It doesn't matter where the question is coming from or where it's not coming from. I've failed in my life, I'm not denying that and everybody has seen that. But am I going to fail with leadership, have I ever failed with leadership?

"Start from motherhood, have I ever failed in motherhood. Have I ever failed in my foundation? I think I was one of the foundations who has actually stood up for this country and help this country in the time of the pandemic with no assistance. I did it because I cared, so I'm prepared for whatever criticism is it. I know that it would come.

Dikeh also talked about her business acumen and how she hopes to bring it to bear on governance if her party is elected by the people of Rivers state.

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