Ex-Ondo State governor’s widow, Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, has taken to social media to attack one of her in-laws, Funke Akeredolu Aruna, for supporting Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa ahead of his party, All Progressives Congress’ (APC’s) primary election.

Aruna served as deputy chief protocol to the late former Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

She was fingered as one  of those who leaked information about Akeredolu’s health.

Mrs. Anyanwu-Akeredolu called Funke “shameless” in a post on her Instagram page.

She posted a picture of her husband’s niece wearing a cap with an inscription “I am lucky”.

In the post, Mrs Akeredolu said: “Behold the face of Aketi’s niece, Funke Akeredolu Aruna, the former deputy chief protocol to Aketi, shamelessly parades as ‘I am lucky’. Bloody serpent! Time will tell if she is truly lucky!”

Ex-Ondo State Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi has said he would emerge victorious at the governorship primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), scheduled to hold next month.

Ajayi, who declared his intention to contest as governor at a media parley in Akure, said he will protest if the primary is not transparent.

He said he aspired to govern the state because he had the capacity and experience to keep “everybody busy.”

The former deputy governor promised to build a railway to link coastal communities to Kogi State if elected.

He said the state had no business to build a seaport, but to provide infrastructure in the riverine communities to attract investors to build the seaport.

Ajayi said he understood how to run the state without relying on monthly allocation from the federation account.

He said the planned railway to link Kogi State would reduce the number of heavy duty trucks on the highway.

The aspirant said he would not defect from the PDP if the primaries were conducted in a transparent manner. He said: “I understand how Ondo State can be governed and everybody will be happy. I understand what we need to revive the economy. I understand how to run the state without relying on Federal Government allocation. I can prove it to anybody. I understand where there is money in Ondo State. I understand how our elderly people can get what they are due for after retirement. I know how to engage youths. I know how to secure the society and I know that the economic activity of Ondo is best in the construction of road to link the riverine areas. If we do that, we will decongest Lagos State. What they have in Lagos is a small portion of what we have in Ondo State. We have the longest coastline in West Africa. We don’t need port Ondo for now. Investors will come and build the port if necessary infrastructures are put in place. What we need is to construct road to the sea. Agagu started it and the road terminated at Ugbonla. By now that road would have been taken to Ayetoro. If that road has been constructed, you will see more development and investors will invade Ondo State. Lagos State will be decongested. Somebody will come and build the port. What is the business of Ondo to build seaport? We need an enabling environment for investors to take over. We will continue to enjoy a safe economy.”

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