The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has said there is nothing anyone can do if he chooses to make his son, Babajide the Chief of Staff of the state as his son worked harder than most people on the campaign team during the election period.
Governor Akeredolu said this during a dinner organised to commemorate his third anniversary as the governor of Ondo state.
He, however, charged members of the All Progressive Congress to work hard during the coming election to ensure he secures a second term.
“When somebody says Baba (Babajide) is this, I just laugh at them. If I wanted to make Baba my chief of staff, he can be; did you do more than him in the campaign? Ask yourself, how many of you did more than Baba in the campaign? How many?”
“The young boy was going everywhere and all of us saw him but we decided not to because he wouldn’t want it. My son is satisfied, that’s why. If he is not, I will put him somewhere, there is nothing anybody can do. I will put him there, there is nothing you can do. Is he not my son? Is he not from Ondo state? Has he not worked?” he asked.
The governor also eulogized his wife for her passion and the good work she has been doing for the women of the state.
“I can never forget the great work that my wife has done in this state, I am not sure you can find a better first lady, someone who has a great interest in women, great interest in children, great interest in whatever is good,” he said.
“I say to people, when I look at my wife, I say, look your wife can follow you because of love but you can’t take the love of her place from her. This is someone who loves you, loves this state and equally love her own state. You can’t find a better First Lady, you can’t see cause she’s committed to women cause. I am not too sure I know many women who are in government today who are there on their own.
“It’s all her efforts fighting me every-time that you can’t be for men alone, women must be in local government, they must be chairmen.”
He also said he is ready to confront the Unity Forum, a faction of the APC contesting against his re-election, adding that he is no longer interested in peace talks but is now battle-ready.