The African Democratic Congress deputy governorship candidate for Rivers State, Tonto Dikeh has sent a message to critics of her political movement.
Tonto Dikeh who has been criticized by many for wanting to become a deputy governor yet not being able to manage her first marriage and a second romantic relationship, responded to the critics in a conversation with media personality Chude Jideonwo.
According to the former actress and single mum, Tonto DIkeh, matters regarding her bedroom affairs have no relevance to her quest for a political career.
“You’re not ready for change, because you cannot be looking at my bedroom life, and tell me that I cannot change you. That’s irrelevant. If we’re having a marriage conversation, that can come up, but if we’re talking about leadership, that shouldn’t even be a yardstick.” Tonto Dikeh said.
Tonto Dikeh further said “I don’t want to say too much, but the truth is, we all know what we want. What if a husband has nothing for me? What if that’s not where I want life to carry me?
There’s so many things that people should look at. What if I have said to myself, I do not ever want? I’m just saying, you know? What if a person has said to herself, I don’t want to ever get married, but I want to rule? So, I can’t do that because there’s no man beside me? We should be wise.
I’m not scared of anything; I own my life with my chest. I am not ashamed of what I’ve been through, what I’m going to go through, or what I came out of. No!”
What next for Tonto after the elections
In the interview, Tonto Dikeh also talked about how she failed in music, how she easily falls in love with others, relationships gone bad, losing her step mum, her fight with God, and her bonafides for politics.
Responding to what will she do if she fails in the election, Tonto DIkeh disclosed that she will still be active underneath to push for the change she desires, be it as a minister, senator, or PA.
Tonto Dikeh’s failed relationships
Kemi FIlani recalls that Tonto was in the public eye in September 2021 over her messy breakup with Prince Kpokpogri, the politician and anti-corruption activist.
The pair accused each other of cheating, with a series of leaked audios surfacing online to back their claims — barely three months after the actress made their affair public.
Before the politician, the actress was married to Olakunle Churchill.
The pair tied the knot in 2015 but the union ended controversially two years later. The union was blessed with a son.
Sometime in 2013, the Nollywood star was in a relationship with Michael Awolaja, the luxury jeweler who is fondly called Malivelihood.
It is understood that Dikeh dated Malivelihood for a very long time before she met Churchill.