Ondo State Governor, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has declared that if he decides to give his son a position in his government, there is nothing anyone can do about it.
The governor also told those who were present at the event to work hard to ensure that his reelection bid is a success.
Akeredolu marks his third year in office this year and disclosed all these while speaking in an event organised to commemorate the three years anniversary.
Relating how his son strived for his victory in 2016 election, the Governor said;
“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?”
He said, “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.
Furthermore, the governor praised his wife, saying he couldn’t have asked for a better wife.
He also said that he is not sure that the people of Ondo can get a better first lady than his wife; stating that she has a great interest in both women and children.
“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,” Akerolodu said
“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 added.