Nollywood actress turned politician, Tonto Dikeh, has made headlines by revealing the reasoning behind her recent decision to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), led by President Bola Tinubu. The 37-year-old actress, who was formally unveiled as an APC member at the party’s headquarters in Abuja, shared her motivation for the political shift in an official statement on her Instagram page.
Dikeh acknowledged that her decision was grounded in “facts accompanied with evidence,” which brought an end to arguments and prompted her to make a significant change. She emphasized her commitment to working for the betterment of Nigerian youth, women, and the nation as a whole through impactful leadership.
In her own words, Tonto Dikeh wrote, “Facts accompanied with evidence usually bring arguments to an end, which propel drastic decisions and changes for the common good. Having been presented with these facts, goals, and vision of the current renewed hope agenda, I have decided to put emotions aside and continue to work for the greater good of the Nigerian youth, women, and the country at large, as I have always done through the Committee of Youth on Mobilization and Sensitization (CYMS) platform in partnership with the Federal Government.”
She emphasized her belief in visionary leadership, which involves selfless service to humanity. Dikeh expressed her dedication to the progress of Nigeria and its youths. She underlined that her decision is not just a personal win but a victory for the dreams, hopes, and struggles to create a legacy that would make future generations proud.
Tonto Dikeh concluded by assuring Nigerians that her choice to join the APC would lead to positive impacts and improvements. While this shift has made waves in Nigerian politics, the actress turned politician is determined to prove the worth of her decision through tangible actions for the betterment of the nation.