Nollywood actress cum politician, Tonto Dikeh has taken to Instagram to celebrate her colleague, Funke Akindele for being bold enough to be a deputy-governorship candidate in Lagos State during the recently concluded polls.
A few days before the elections, Tonto Dikeh and her principal, Tonte Ibraye stepped down from running for the governorship and deputy governorship position to join APC.
Tonto Dikeh has taken to her page to express her gratitude to all who supported her political career and also campaigned for her; adding that she is not giving up. She further eulogized Funke Akindele pushing her way through irrespective of the political structures that favour men mostly.
She wrote; “Dear fellow citizens,
The 2023 General Election has been an incredible journey, filled with both triumphs and disappointments. But as I reflect on the experience, I am grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of it all, especially for being considered the Deputy Governorship candidate under the prestigious platform of Africa Democratic Congress (ADC) with his Excellency, Hon. @tonteibraye I do not take this for granted.
I want to express my deepest appreciation to everyone who supported me throughout this campaign. First to Almighty God for granting me the grace, second to my family, I am indebted for their unwavering love and support, thirdly To the good people of Rivers State, I am humbled by your belief in me, and I promise to continue fighting for you in any way that I can.
I also want to extend my gratitude to the entire official, members, and volunteers of our great organization, @cymsnigeria. Led by the Director General, Chief Obinna Nwaka, I am grateful for your understanding, support, and presence all through this struggle.
To my local and international fans, The Tonto Dikeh Foundation, media, bloggers, celebrities, and all those who showed me love, publicity, and support, thank you from the bottom of my heart. The journey has been ours together, and I am proud of what we have achieved.
4thly I would to love to give @funkejenifaakindele her flower for standing up for LAGOS STATE. For me, it has always been about integrity, not PARTY
As a woman, I know firsthand how difficult it can be to participate in politics. But I urge my fellow women not to be discouraged. Instead, let us support each other, regardless of political affiliation. Also, I know I may have offended some people during this course, hence I ask for forgiveness.
As the 2023 Election concludes with a newly elected leader, I want to urge everyone to ensure we prioritize the peace and prosperity of our darling Rivers State over our emotions. for the unity and development of our country Nigeria. because only together, we can make a difference.
I AM NOT GIVING UP…
Thank you all, and God bless.🤲🏻