Tonte Ibraye Biography: Inside The Life Of The Nigerian Politician

Tonte Ibraye is a Nigerian politician, philanthropist, Niger Delta Youth Leader, and Ijaw Youth Council Chieftain. He has numerous years of experience working in civil society and non-profit organizations. He is the African Democratic Congress’s gubernatorial contender in Rivers State.

He won his party’s governorship primaries by defeating Joyce Barida and Dr. Warmeth Wright in a Port Harcourt primary election. Emmanuel Isong, a representative of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), who monitored the process, hailed it as free and fair.


Early Life and Education

Tonte Ibraye was born in 1985 to Mr. and Mrs. Ibraye. He graduated with a BSc in political science from the University of Abuja.

There is not much information about Tonte Ibraye in the public prior to his emergence as the gubernatorial candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC).



Tonte Ibraye is a maternity, neonatal, and child health campaigner. He is a seasoned humanitarian with a background in social development, Ijaw development efforts, inclusive programming at the state and federal levels, lobbying, and campaigning. He possesses exceptional potential and leadership abilities, and he contributes significantly to socio-developmental programs in health governance, voice and accountability initiatives, human rights, and livelihood on a local and global scale. He is well-versed in legislation and policy issues concerning health, education, and responsible, participatory governance in the Niger Delta region.

Tonte Ibraye has also served as National Coordinator for the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, Director of the Ijaw Youth Consultative Forum, Member of the Advisory Board of the West African Academy of Public Health, and other non-governmental and international organizations.


Political Career

Tonte Ibraye, vice chairman of the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) Abuja chapter, has been chosen as the African Democratic Congress (ADC) candidate for Rivers State governor in the 2023 general elections. In a Port Harcourt primary election, the supporter of maternal, neonatal, and child health received 187 votes (out of a possible 188) to defeat Dr. Warmeth Wright and Joyce Barida.

After being declared the winner of the primary election, he named Tonto Dikeh as his running mate, sparking numerous online controversies.

Net Worth

His net worth is currently unavailable.


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