Nollywood actress cum building contractor, Caroline Hutchins Danjuma has joined the list of actresses pursuing a career in politics.
Just like her colleagues Tonto Dikeh d Funke Akindele, Caroline Danjuma has been unveiled as the deputy governorship candidate for African Action Congress AAC, Akwa Ibom.
The party disclosed this in a statement made available to reporters and jointly signed by the state chairman and secretary, Mr. Utip Etiebet and Mr. Gabriel Ekpo respectively. The party unveiled Mrs. Caroline Danjuma as the running mate of its governorship candidate, Mr. Iboro Otu, in the 2023 general elections.
The party said Danjuma was chosen based on her exemplary life, love for humanity, leadership ability, and commitment towards the betterment of Akwa Ibom communities especially and Nigeria in general.
Part of the statement read:
“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.
“She is a lover of education with two masters degrees – an MBA and a Masters in International Law and Diplomacy (MILD) – among a host of other international and national educational qualifications.
“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.
“Our choice was made in recognition 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 pools.
The actress also confirmed the statement via her Instagram page where she vowed to serve and honor in loyalty and truth to Akwa Ibomites and Nigerians in general.
“To serve and to honor in loyalty and in truth to Akwa Ibom and Nigeria. So help me God….”, she wrote.