Nollywood actress and businesswoman, Caroline Danjuma has emerged deputy governorship candidate to Mr. Iboro Otu of the African Action Congress (AAC) for the 2023 Akwa Ibom State governorship election.
This was announced on Monday, in a statement signed by the party’s state Chairman and Secretary, Utip Etiebet, and Mr. Gabriel Ekpo, respectively.
The statement read in part, “On behalf of our great party, the African Action Congress and the Iboro Otu Governorship Campaign Organisation, we write to inform members of our great party, Akwa Ibom State citizens and fellow Nigerians of our party’s deputy governorship candidate for the 2023 elections in Akwa Ibom State, in the person of Chief Mrs. Caroline Uduak Danjuma.
“Chief Mrs. Caroline, the Obong Uwana of Eket, is an international businesswoman, award-winning actress and philanthropist.
“She is from the family of the former paramount ruler of Eket, His Royal Majesty, Edidem William Esiet Ekwere.”
The party said Caroline was chosen because of her “exemplary life, love for humanity, leadership ability and commitment towards the betterment of Akwa Ibom communities especially and Nigeria in general”.
“She brings to the table her experience in rallying global and national attention towards developmental, social and political issues, and by God’s special grace, she will be instrumental to our great success at the polls”, the party added.
Recall that actress Tonto Dike is a deputy governorship candidate in Rivers State while Funke Akindele emerged as the same in Lagos State.