Ondo First Lady cries out, says Governor Akeredolu on sickbed after eating concoction from mistress

Rotimi Akeredolu and his wife, Betty Akeredolu
Rotimi Akeredolu and his wife, Betty Akeredolu

Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, the wife of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, has cried out that her husband is on sickbed after eating a “concoction” from one of his female aides, Bunmi Ademosun.

In a leaked audio file, Mrs Anyanwu-Akeredolu accused Ms Ademosun, the special adviser to the governor on Multilateral and Inter-Governmental Affairs, of “sneaking” to give her husband (Akeredolu) the local herb to drink.

The governor’s wife specifically warned the female aide to ‘stay away from her husband’, noting that her persistent closeness is weakening Mr Akeredolu’s health condition.

“I have a message for Ademosun (Bunmi) and I believe that she’s on his Aketi’s women’s platform. I don’t have her number, and I don’t think she’s worthy of me having her number. I want this woman to stay away from my husband. Stop sneaking in concoctions. According to her, they (the local herbs) are from her “fake” pastors to give my husband to drink,” said the Ondo first lady in the audio obtained by Peoples Gazette on Monday.

Ms Ademosun, an indigene of Akure, was one of few indigenous people who rallied support for Mr Akeredolu during his gubernatorial campaigns in 2016, canvassing votes mostly from market women and women groups.

However, Mrs Anyanwu-Akeredolu was not impressed by Ms Ademosun’s closeness to the governor and her alleged unorthodox concoction prepared for Mr Akeredolu.

“We rely on the western style of medical care, and Aketi (Akeredolu) will get well,” she added.

The governor’s wife also accused Ms Ademosun was scheming to become Ondo deputy governor.

“What has triggered this very message was her recent (sic) meeting to become the deputy governor of the state. Look at you! What have you got upstairs to be the deputy governor of Ondo (state)?” Mrs Akeredolu stated. “Peradventure, if anything happens to Aketi. Lucky (Aiyedatiwa) takes over. It’s a constitutional thing, but not for you to be scheming.”

While noting that she had always warned her husband to stay away from Ms Ademosun, the first lady explained that she was ready to do everything possible to protect her husband, threatening to “deal with” the governor’s special adviser.

“I warned Aketi from day one that this woman is evil and not good. And it’s happening. She has nothing good. I’m warning her for the very last time to stay away from my husband,” said Mrs Akeredolu. “If you’re dealing with an Igbo woman in this kind of situation. I will deal with you mercilessly. You’ll never forget in your life. You are a very terrible human being. Go away and enjoy your loot.”

The Gazette could not immediately get the reactions of Ms Ademosun as several attempts to reach her through her mobile phones proved abortive as of the time of this report.

Last April, Mr Akeredolu travelled abroad for medical treatment.

“I needed to seek medical attention. It was nothing so serious as overblown because it is routine,” the Ondo governor had stated upon his return. “But on my return, I needed to take some time off based on advice. It wasn’t as serious as people blew it.”


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