The African Action Congress (AAC), Akwa Ibom State has nominated actress Caroline Danjuma as the running mate to its governorship candidate, Mr Iboro Otu, for the 2023 election.
The party said this on Monday, in statement signed by the State Chairman and the Secretary, Utip Etiebet and Mr. Gabriel Ekpo, respectively.
It said Danjuma was chosen because of her love for humanity, leadership ability and commitment towards the betterment of Akwa Ibom communities.
The statement read, “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 highlighted Danjuma’s support in separating the conjoined Ayeni Twins, feeding over 3,000 people and advocating for the rights and freedom of Lybian slaves.
“Chief Mrs Caroline is a hardworking mother of three who is passionate about education for all children and youths especially women, she’s a supporter and campaigner for women equality, and an advocate for community development through youth and women enterprise,” the statement read.
The party noted that Caroline will bring to the table her experience in rallying global and national attention towards developmental, political and social issues, which will be instrumental to the party’s success at the polls.