- Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has denied the allegation of running a family government
- The governor made the disclosure during the Ondo Election Debate on Sunday, October 4
- According to him, he ran a transparent government, adding that neither his wife nor children hold a post in his government
With less than a week to the governorship election in Ondo state, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has finally opened up on the roles his wife, Betty, and son, Babajide play in his government.
The governor has been accused of running a government of father, son, and wife, with one of his children collecting huge sums as consultancy fees, cornering juicy contracts, and controlling government agencies.
Akeredolu on Sunday, October 4, in reaction to the reports said he is not running a family government as none of them are employees of the state.
He also explained that both his wife and son don't collect remunerations from Ondo state, Premium Times reports.
The governor who revealed this while answering a question during the Ondo Election Debate held in Akure said he ran a “government of the people, for the people and by the people.”
Agboola Ajayi, the deputy governor, had alleged that Akeredolu’s son made N433 million from N4.3billion allegedly kept in a secret account of the Ondo state government.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate went on to dismiss the allegation of his son being paid huge sums, adding that he is proud he has a son who asssists him in government.
“I pray that you all should have children who can be of help to you. I am happy I have a son who is helping me, that is what parents are desiring from their children.”
Akeredolu's wife is known to assist women suffering from breast cancer through enlightenment, financial and medical assistance with her Breast Cancer initiative.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that PDP has reacted to the state of violence that has characterised preparations for the Ondo gubernatorial election.
The opposition party claimed that the APC is working with Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to rain terror on not just its candidate but the people of the state.
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