By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
The Wife of Ondo State Governor, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, has described the allegation levied against her by the State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ayayi, as untrue and mischievous.
Ajayi, who made the unguided utterance, at a political rally in Igbokoda, Ilaje Local Government Area of the state, said the Governor’s wife nominated Lucky Ayedatiwa as running mate to her husband.
Mrs Akeredolu who reacted through her Special Assistant on Media, Oluwatobi Fademi, in a statement said the allegation is not only untrue, it is also an unfortunate and mischievous allegation.
According to her statement, “The nomination of a candidate for the Deputy Governorship position was not the business of the governor’s wife. It is a decision taken between the governor and the leadership of the party.
“It is not correct that Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu nominated Mr Lucky Ayedatiwa as running mate.
“It is one of those petty utterances of a drowning man. The allegation is untrue, it’s most unfortunate, misleading and mischievous.”
She also called on the state Deputy governor should address real issues around governance in his quest for governorship position and stop playing crude politics with her family.