Ondo First Lady Accused of Imposing Igbo as LG Chair


Ondo First Lady, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, is facing allegation of trying to impose a non-indigenous politician, Nwabara Eucharia, as the caretaker chairman of the newly formed Odigbo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of the state.

Eucharia is the incumbent councillor representing Ore Ward in Odigbo local government before the creation of 33 LCDAs by the administration of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

According to Indigenous People of Odigbo, she is from the Southeast, and the Governor’s wife is bent on naming her as the council’s Chairman to the group’s displeasure.

“We have this historic antecedent of ensuring peace in our domain. We have told our youths to be peaceful. We are doing many things to ensure peace. We are appealing to the First Lady that we love her and our neighbours. We are saying no to anything that will tamper īant Organising Secretary of Ondo APC, Dr Tunji Moyero, said Anyanwu-Akeredolu cried against injustice when she wanted to contest as a Senator in Imo State.

“Our king cannot go to council to take orders from someone who is not from here. If we refused to fight, our children will fight. Everybody must rise up to this. We are begging the wife of the Governor that if there is any pronouncement to that regard, we have no other way. Our youths are prepared. We are fighting for what is legitimate,” a son of the soil, and ex-federal lawmaker, Mayowa Akinfolarin told The Nation.

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