2023: Akeredolu Funding His Wife’s Imo Senatorial Ambition With Ondo Money – PDP

The People’s Democratic Party, PDP has alleged that the Governor of Ondo state, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu is using money from the Ondo state coffers to sponsor his wife’s senatorial ambition.

Betty Akeredolu had declared her intention to run for the Imo East Senatorial District ahead of the general election in 2023, under the banner of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The PDP’s state Publicity Secretary, Kennedy Peretei, released a statement over the weekend claiming that the Ondo first lady has been nurturing her Senatorial Ambition immediately her husband became governor.

He stated further that some of the Free School Shuttle buses bought by the former Governor Olusegun Mimiko for easy movement of school children were sighted in Owerri, Imo State capital.

Mrs Betty Akeredolu is desirous of joining the league of wives of former governors in the Nigerian Senate. The first was Senator Zainab Kure, wife of former Governor of Niger State, Engr. Abdulkadir Kure. Zainab was elected to represent Niger South Senatorial District in 2007 at the end of her husband’s second term as Governor.

“The other person is Senator Oluremi Tinubu, wife of APC leader Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a two term Governor of Lagos State. Senator Remi was elected to represent Lagos Central Senatorial District in 2011. She was re-elected in 2015 and 2019. “

However, the first lady released a statement through Debo Akinbami, Special Assistant to the Governor on New Media and Archives, stating that PDP claims were untrue.

This article was originally published on Nigeria News