A member of the lower House of the National Assembly representing Ife federal constituency, Hon. Rotimi Makinde has come out to defend his decision to take a new wife, Oyebanke Oyelami, a final year student of political science from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State.
The young and dynamic legislator who was a movie actor, producer, auto dealer, hotelier and an accountant at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, before joining politics recently stepped out with beautiful Oyebanke, the reigning Miss Osun State and this has started generating controversy in some quarters as some have said the man dumped his first wife for the beauty queen.
According to Hon. Rotimi Makinde, “There are things people don`t know and instead of minding their business, they meddle into other people`s privacy, as a matter of fact, I recognize the fact that am a public figure by my present position as a lawmaker but I also know that some facts must be put straight for future purposes.”
Speaking further, the lawmaker has this to explain: “Naturally, it is not in my habit to discuss my family especially my wife who bore me my grown up kids but just for the records, people need to know that my wife has left me ever before I got elected into the federal house of representatives and I`ve since given her the benefit of doubt for reconciliation but all were to no avail, hence my decision to move ahead and not without the consent of my children.”
Answering question on the interest in the new liaison, the lawmaker said Oyebanke Oyelami was the first lady ever that would call his bluff despite his status: “Can you believe that, it took me a while to chase this lady! I have never seen her rare type before, that’s why I didn’t waste any time when she eventually gave me the chance because I need to proof to her that, I mean serious business”, he confessed.
The duo recently had an introduction and will be walking down the aisle very soon.