- Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and his wife marked their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday, April 18, 2021
- In celebration of the love of the power couple, a social media user shared throwback pictures of the lovebirds
- One particular picture captured when they newly got married as many gushed about the duo
Nigerians have joined the Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and wife Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu in celebration as they marked their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday, April 18.
While many took to social media to make a lovely shout-out for the power couple, one particular social media users dug up old photos of the duo.
Sharing the photos on Facebook, Ayo Ojeniyi wrote:
"Aketi and Wife, 40 years ago and now!!! Aketi's metamorphosis!!!"
The heartwarming throwback photos highlighted how far they have come in their relationship since their wedding on Saturday, April 18, 1981.
Akeredolu who assumed office as governor on February 24, 2017 had fallen in love with Imo-born Betty while he was doing the compulsory NYSC in the South East, according to Oladoyin Odebowale who commented on Ayo Ojeniyi's post.
He said it was a case of love at first sight.
"...Aketi met his wife when he went for NYSC in the South East in 1978. It was a case of love at first sight.
"They met at a party. The wife fell in love despite the fact that she was older by 3 years. They have been married for 40 years now. They met in 1978.
"The wife's family never settled in Ore. They have remained in Emeabiam, Imo state, till date. Aketi met her in Anambra while serving."
Celebrating the couple, Adeleke Kareem Ibrahim commented:
"Happy anniversary of the lovebirds. I appreciate both of them for having true love for each other. The give strong hope for one Nigeria."
Gabriel Adewumi Adegoke reacted:
"The humble beginnings."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported about a throwback photo of Ondo state governor and wife on their wedding day.
Their enviable journey started 37 years ago in Enugu where pretty Betty, a fresh graduate of University of Nigeria Nsukka and working with the federal department of fisheries, met her heartthrob, Rotimi who was serving as a youth corper.
The couple's marriage produced four children: Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (Jnr), Dr. Teniola Akeredolu, Mrs.Yejide Runsewe and Babajide Akeredolu as well as three grandchildren.