Mrs Betty Chioma Anyanwu Akeredolu, an indigene of Owerri, Imo State visited the Igbo community in the Ondo State to solicit the support of her Igbo brothers and sisters living in Ondo for her husband, Rotimi Akeredolu.
Ahead of the November 26 gubernatorial election in the state, the Igbos living under the aegis of Ohanaeze ndi igbo, have pledged their unalloyed support for the governorship candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
His royal highness, Eze Gregory Iloerika (Gburu Gburu 1 of Ondo) made his pledge while receiving Mrs Betty Chioma Akeredolu, during her visit to his palace in the state capital Akure.
Eze Iloerika informed Mrs Akeredolu that Igbos make a sizeable percentage of population in Ondo State, and he assured her of their massive votes in the coming election. He also added that Igbo people will always identify with their own at all time. Finally he prayed that God will grant Barrister Rotimi Akeredolu success at the polls.
In her response, Mrs Akeredolu who is a grass root politician and activist of good governance assured the Igbos in the state of a balance in representation at the Alagbaka seat of government in Ondo state if her husband is elected governor.
She pointed out her position as the only cherished wife of Akeredolu and she promised the Igbo interest will be protected and there will be remarkable presence of Igbos in the government of Ondo state. She called on them to stand by her as she will not disappoint them.
Mrs Betty Chioma Akeredolu was also welcomed by the Igbos of Imo state living in Ondo state under the auspice of Imo People Assembly. Eze Titus Nnenweke, Onyendu-ndimo in Ondo state welcomed her on behalf of the group. The group also pledged their support and commitment to the governorship candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu.
The group in Akure, who spoke through their leader Eze Titus Nnenweke assured their sister and daughter of unwavering support for Akeredolu/Ajayi ticket which according to them will give the Igbos a voice in Ondo state.