The nomination of Tonto Dikeh as deputy governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress has obviously altered the political calculation in Rivers state ahead of 2023.
The Nollywood star was picked by the party’s governorship candidate, Tonte Ibraye on Friday which was made known on both their Instagram and Twitter handles.
However, Tonto Dikeh by virtue of her nomination is likely going to be the first female actress in Nigeria to have come close to the struggle for the highest office in her state.
With this development, these three things may likely change in the political sphere of Rivers State.
The first is the rate at which women participate in the process of recruiting leaders in the State. Tonto Dikeh’s emergence will definitely appeal to the emotion of women in the state and this may end up changing the narrative.
The women will definitely feel secured having someone like her as a representative in the highest office of the state.
Secondly, her personality as an entertainer will also affect the political landscape of the state. It is expected to have more actors and actresses engaging in politics of the state especially those from Rivers State.
It will make the electioneering campaign more entertaining and captivating by virtue of celebrities that will troop into the state to identify with her.
Lastly, the place of youths in the scheme of politics in the state will be more pronounced going forward. There is possibility that youths will throw their weights behind her being one of them.
Tonto Dikeh is a young successful actress who has carved a niche for herself in the Industry. This will be a motivation for Youths in the state and will eventually translate into a symbiotic relationship between her and the Youths.
This is the narrative her presence in Rivers State politics is expected to change and perhaps without the introduction of some dose of controversy that stars from the entertainment industry in the country are synonymous with.Follow us on social media