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‘They Are Angry A Yoruba Man Can Love His Igbo Wife’ – Betty Aderedolu Slams Critics In Tribute To Husband

Betty Akeredolu’s tribute to her late husband, Rotimi Akeredolu has got people talking.

betty akeredoluBetty Akeredolu, wife of the former Ondo governor, has penned a tribute to her late husband, Rotimi Akeredolu, which has raised eyebrows online.

Rotimi Akeredolu, who died on December 27, 2023, in Germany was buried on Friday in Owo, Ondo State.

In the funeral service bulletin, Betty criticized those who had issues because of her marriage to the late governor, especially because she is Igbo.

Her tribute, titled ‘Tribute To My Love, Aketi’ reads:

“Darlin,.. It’s me, your adorable Betty. You just left me. Just like that!

“It hurts. Badly, it hurts. Now alone to face all manners of mockery from so-called friends and adversaries alike, Not a few lashed out that you were a weakling because you loved me. 

“A bego! Can an Amotekun generalssimo be a weakling? Mbanuu! It doesn’t add up, nau. Haba!

“By the way, do they know what love is? I don’t think so.

In their homes, while growing up, they saw their mothers trampled upon as doormats. Beaten up like punchbags.

“They copied the template and treated their wives as pieces of furniture that can be easily discarded as trash. And in many instances, the subjugation was garnished with beatings while the community looked the other way and remained unperturbed as gender-based violence reigned supreme nationwide.

“In civilised climes, if you beat your wife, jail awaits you even if you are a Governor.

“They marvel that a Nigerian man can love his wife. To them na only Oyibo man dey love.

“They are infuriated that a Yoruba man can love his wife who is Igbo. How can? Igbo lasan, lasan!

“To them na only Oyibo man dey love.

“Na love at first sight brought us together, biko. No be juju! Na love make me cross the Niger.

“That love at first sight turned out to be true and pure. And you were proud to say it. You were proud to show it.

“You were even prouder to tell the people of Ondo State and beyond that, we were a team. You were audacious to tell your people that “you voted for one but got two”.

“A testimony of my positive contribution to your life and career, emotionally and intellectually,” Betty said.

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