The wife of the Ondo State Governor, Mrs Betty Akeredolu has announced the suspension of activities lined up for her forthcoming 70th birthday celebration. The Ondo First Lady will be 70 on July 20. There had been criticisms in some quarters about her plans to have a big celebration while her husband is in convalescence and the postponement is believed to be a reaction to the criticisms.
She said in a Twitter post on Sunday morning that the suspension was a result of circumstances beyond her control.
The tweet reads, “Hello Family and Friends. This is to inform you that all activities lined up to mark my 70th birthday are hereby suspended till further notice due to unforeseen circumstances beyond my control. Sorry for any inconvenience caused by this development. Nevertheless, be assured that I will be celebrated in style upon my return. Thank you for your understanding. I remain Arabinrin a.k.a Ada Owere I.”
In another Twitter post accompanied by a photo of her birthday flyer, she said as long as there is life, ‘Owambe’ (party) can come at any time.”
Governor Akeredolu has been on medical vacation since the 7th of June, 2023. Lately, he wrote to the State Assembly seeking an extension of his medical leave.