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Tonto Dikeh’s party steps down to join APC few hours to election

Tonte Ibraye and his deputy, actress Tonto Dikeh have withdrawn their candidacies for governor and deputy governor, respectively.

According to the report, the actress Tonto Dikeh went to her social media page a day before the election to declare that her party, ADC, would no longer be running for governor of Rivers State.

Tonto Dikeh’s party steps down to join APC few days to election

Tonto Dikeh’s party, the ADC, has backed the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Tonye Cole, and has asked her followers to vote for Tonye Cole.

Tonto Dikeh wrote:

Having carefully listened to the advice of elders and political leaders of Rivers State on the need for the opposition to look inwards and present a unified, competent, and generally acceptable candidate with the capacity to win the March 18th gubernatorial elections, and the need for the opposition to prevent splitting its votes amongst several candidates, today we officially adopted Pastor Tonye Cole, Governorship Candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Rivers State as the consensus and unifying Candidate of the opposition. Upon his victory, Tonye Cole will form a unity government comprising of the APC and other opposition parties in this alliance titled “Stronger Together for a United Rivers State”. I hereby call on all my supporters to vote for Tonye Cole of the APC this Saturday.”

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