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Deputy Governor: ‘I’m Willing to be The Best Spare Tyre’ – Tonto Dikeh



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Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, has stated that she is prepared to be Deputy Governor of Rivers State noted that she has never failed in leadership.

Tonto was declared the running mate of Tonte Ibraye, Governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress in Rivers State.

Speaking on Sunday Politics, on Channels Television , Dikeh said, “I know that this is controversial but nevertheless, this is the truth: a deputy is a spare tyre and I’m willing to be the best spare tyre every governor or every man had ever had.”

She said, “What I say might be a little bit controversial but nevertheless, it is the truth, a deputy is a spare tyre and I am willing to be the best spare tyre that any governor has ever had.”


Acknowledging that she is a controversial personality, the delectable actress noted that the controversies that trail her have nothing to do with her beliefs.

“I am extremely controversial does not mean that I am not loyal to what I believe in. I believe in change; I believe in good governance. I believe in giving opportunities to women and youths in my government. The inclusion of them in decision making. With that, I do not think I have a mind to change.

“I can change in things that do not really make sense but when it comes to people that I love, I don’t change. It is static. It is either white or black,” Dikeh said.

The mother of one further noted that she is prepared for the criticism that will come her way due to her decision to run for the deputy governor of Rivers State.


“I am ready for the criticism that would come as a result of me joining politics. We have had about three years to work on it. I did not just wake up one morning to join politics. I don’t care where the question is coming from.

“I have failed in my life and I am not denying that. Everybody has seen that but have I ever failed with leadership? Start from motherhood. Have I ever failed with my foundation? I am prepared for any criticism because I know it will come,” she said.

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  1. Wap don9ja

    July 25, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    In this country I must say that everyone is a bit confuse how can a reasonable party give ticket to a shameless dog like tontoh anyway the party is not wining either.
    Nigeria who do will really offend.

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