Betty Akeredolu, the wife of Rotimi Akeredolu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Ondo governorship election, has debunked reports that she was assaulted while casting her vote at her polling unit.
Akeredolu made the clarification after she cast her vote alongside her husband, who is the incumbent state governor, at Polling Unit 6, Ward 5 at Isokub in the Ijebu Owo area of the state.
A video had circulated earlier in the day showing that the First Lady of Ondo State was allegedly attacked by some hoodlums.
She, however, described the video as “absurd” and one orchestrated by “desperate” persons.
She said: “That is insane, that is absurd and that tells you how desperate people can be in our political landscape.
“I am here with you in the ambiance of my country home and somebody is (out) there doctoring videos. I don’t know, was he the one that injured me?”
Also speaking, Leye Oyebade, the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Ondo State governorship election, described as untrue the claims in a video that Akeredolu was attacked.
He said: “We have checked and found out that the report is not true. That Owo incident is not true, the area is calm. There is nothing like that.”