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Ondo election crisis: Ex-Army chief’s wife denies involvement

Wife of the former Chief of Army Staff, Mrs. Omolara Ogomudia has denied any involvement in the violence that engulfed Idanre Local Government Area of Ondo State during the recently concluded House of Assembly election in the state.

Mrs. Ogomudia, in a statement by her media consultant, Mr. Patrick Adeoye, was reacting to allegations that she employed her connections to militarise the electoral process and paved the way for the electoral fortune of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

However, the lady accused the State Chairman, Mr. Ade Adetimehin, of being economical with the truth, adding that the embattled politician was looking for whom to blame for his electoral misfortune.

“I am not a politician, and do not have sympathy for any political party. All I wanted, and sued for, before and during the elections, was peace in Idanre,” she explained.

Mrs. Ogomudia argued that as a Princess from the town, she would gain nothing by pitching some subjects against the other, and make her father’s duty, as a traditional ruler, more difficult.

She claimed to have expended her personal resources “to build so many young people, and positively affected many families in Idanre,” wondering why anyone would link her to maiming or attacking anyone for whatever reason.

She advised politicians to always be objective in their conducts, and eschew the habit of taking the electorate for granted while preparing for elections.