“I Want to Give Funke Akindele Her Flowers”: Tonto Dikeh Writes in Election Appreciation Post, Actress Reacts
- Actress Tonto Dikeh has penned a deep and lengthy note of appreciation to everyone who supported her political ambition
- The movie star took out a moment to specially recognise and appreciate colleague, Funke Akindele, who also ran for office
- Akindele acknowledged Dikeh’s recognition, and fans of the movie stars equally cheered them on in the comment section
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The past few months have indeed been eventful for Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, who was well on her way to becoming the deputy governor of Rivers state.
However, Dikeh, who joined her running mate, Tonte Ibraye, to step down for the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s candidate, has now penned a note of sincere gratitude and appreciation to everyone who supported her political journey.
“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,” the actress wrote.
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Dikeh equally appreciated the almighty God and friends and family members who threw their weights behind her through it all.
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Tonto Dikeh hails Funke Akindele
The movie star specifically recognised her colleague, Funke Akindele, who was equally the deputy governorship candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos.
“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,” she wrote.
Read her full post below:
Funke Akindele, others react
Acknowledging the post from Dikeh, Akindele took to her comment section saying:
"Well done sis. Thank you."
More reactions are below:
" I remain super Proud of you. Keep making giant strides my sister."
"Records now hv it , and we can humbly refer to her as Deputy governorship candidate wow huge."
"The end of a beginning. Well done ma."
"The real leader standing up from battle,strong with no shame."
Tonto Dikeh 'knocks' trolls who criticised her old music video
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Tonto Dikeh responded to netizens who criticised her old music video titled Hi, released nine years ago.
The mother of one, who once ventured into the music industry, said she refused to let people who can't navigate their life decorate hers.
Dikeh's statement has sparked massive reactions from netizens; while many applauded her, others continued to criticise her.