March 17, (THEWILL) – Tonto Dikeh has opted out of the River State governorship race, a few hours to the election.
The mother of one took to her social media page to make her intention to step down for the All Progressives Congress, APC Governorship candidate, Tonye Cole, ahead of the elections on Saturday, March 18, 2023 known.
According to Dikeh, she followed the advice of political elders, who recommended that joining forces with another political party would increase the chances of unification and enable them to compete with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
“Stronger together for a United Rivers State.
“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, I officially adopted Pastor Tonye Cole, Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Rivers State, as the consensus and unifying Candidate of the opposition.
“Upon his victory, Tonye Cole will form a unity government composed 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”, she wrote.