A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Rotimi Makinde, representing Ife Federal Constituency, has come out to defend his decision to take a new wife, beauty queen Oyebanke Oyelami, a final year student of political science from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State.
Makinde, a 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 Oyebanke who is the reigning Miss Osun State.
This development has started generating controversy in some quarters as some have said the man dumped his first wife for the beauty queen.
In a recent chat with National Enquirer, Makinde responded, saying “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."
"...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”, the lawmaker explained.
The duo recently had an introduction and will be walking down the aisle very soon.