Former Kaduna Central
lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has hailed the emergence of Nollywood
star, Tonto Dikeh as a governorship running mate in Rivers State.
The former lawmaker in a post
via micro-blogging site, Twitter on Friday said the development is a good one
and a great challenge to other Nollywood stars.
His reaction comes after Dikeh
has been picked as the running mate to the governorship candidate of
the Africa Democratic Congress (ADC) in Rivers State, Tonte Ibraye for
the 2023 election.
The actress took to her
Instagram page on Friday morning to make the announcement alongside their
campaign poster with the hashtag ‘Rivers Rescue Mission 2023’.
Tonto Dikeh expressed
appreciation to the Governorship candidate, stating that they are looking
forward to investing massively in social protection, creating social value for
young people and increasing women’s inclusion in the governance system.
She added that they would be
supporting small businesses and strengthening the traditional institution to be
active players in the drive to bring sustainable development.
Reacting, Sani said more
Nollywood and Kannywood stars need to step out of the screen to the ring.
He wrote: “Tonto Dikeh’s
emergence as the Deputy Governorship candidate in Rivers State is good for
Democracy. This is a great challenge to other Female Nollywood and Kannywood
stars; to step out of the screen to the ring. I’m not unaware that others have
tried in the past.”