- Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu has dismissed a report that she was attacked at a polling unit
- The Ondo state First Lady insisted that the said incident never occurred
- Anyanwu-Akeredolu accused politicians of spreading the false report
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A video that purported to show the wife of the Ondo state governor, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, being attacked during voting has been described as fake.
The Ondo state First Lady told Channels TV on Saturday, October 10, that desperate politicians were behind the fake video.
She said they resorted to such desperate schemes because they are afraid that her husband is winning the Ondo governorship election.
Betty Akeredolu said:
“It’s a mark of desperation. They have sensed a failure. It is like someone drowning and you want to drag a straw, they will definitely drown. I just hope that we could play politics in a more polished manner with some elements of civility.”
In another report, violence was reported at a polling unit in Ondo state when Channels TV shared a video of a man who was stabbed by unknown hoodlums.
The victim whose name is yet to be disclosed was found bleeding on the floor a few metres away from where he was supposed to cast his vote.
According to the report, he was later whisked away from Ijomu Ward 4 where the incident took place and was taken to a police clinic in Akure.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police Force has arrested one of its officers in Owo local government area of Ondo state, for violating an order for all orderlies to be withdrawn from their principals ahead of the election.
The officer, whose identity is yet to be known, reportedly escorted a former two-time House of Representatives’ member, Alaba Lad-Ojomo, to Ijebu polling unit 4, Ward 5, in the town.
Premium Times reports that Lad-Ojomo was seen pleading with a senior officer who ordered his arrest, to release him at the scene.
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