Why my ‘bedroom life’ shouldn’t be a yardstick for leadership skill – Tonto Dikeh
Nollywood actress cum politician, Tonto Dikeh has emphatically stated that her bedroom affairs has no relevance on her quest for a political career.
The mother-of-one, who is the deputy governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress in Rivers State, said this during a chat on ‘WithChude’ with Chude Jideonwo.
Asked about voters’ perception of her and her relationships, which had been fodder for public conversations, she responded:
“You’re not ready for change, because you cannot be looking at my bedroom life, and telling me that I cannot change you, that I can’t change the state. 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 of a conversation.
“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 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.”
Asked if she’s worried about her opponents using her relationship breakdowns against her, she said:
“They will and I’m very ready for it. I think I will be that candidate who will say, ‘Hey, you missed that part, touch it.’
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 from. No!”
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