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2023: Ondo PDP accuses Akeredolu of funding wife’s political ambition with state's funds

Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu, Ondo First Lady Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu, Ondo First Lady

The Ondo chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu of using state funds to support his wife, Betty Akeredolu’s senatorship ambition in Imo State.

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.

A statement issued over the weekend by the PDP’s state Publicity Secretary, Kennedy Peretei, said the Ondo first lady had been nurturing her senatorial ambition immediately her husband became governor.

PDP added that the part of the move to use state resources to support the Mrs Akeredolu was 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.

Reacting, the Governor’s wife slammed the PDP over the statement, stressing that it was an effort to disparage her.

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