Wife of Edo State Governor, Iara Oshiomhole, has described rumour in social media that she filed for divorce as ‘most wicked and malicious’
Iara said she is currently enjoying her marriage and that there was no reason to divorce her husband.
She spoke in a press statement signed by Executive Director, Media and Public Affairs, Governor’s Office, John Mayaki.
Mayaki in a statement said, “my attention has been drawn to a most wicked and malicious rumour making the rounds in the Social Media that the Wife of the Governor of Edo State, Mrs. Iara Oshiomhole has filed for divorce.
“Ordinarily, I would have no need to join issues with the merchants of rumours whose stock-in-trade is to malign public figures but for the need to allay the fears of those who might have been misled by their devious garbage. We are compelled to clear the air before this careless, utterly reckless, unethical and irresponsible journalism (if it can be so described) becomes an epidemic.
“Which Court of Law was the alleged divorce initiated and to whom was it served? Which country, state, municipal or county, if any, is the Court situated? And when was the action/suit filed? Of course the writers didn’t bother to inform their readers. The truth however is that the answers only exist in the warped imagination of the purveyors of the lies.
“The fact is – Mrs. Iara Oshiomhole is enjoying her marriage. She NEVER filed for divorce and there is clearly no basis for it. Mrs. Oshiomhole was in her office throughout the week holding meetings and brainstorming how to better the lots of the less-privileged Women and Children in the state through her pet project: “We Care Trust”.
“She also had the opportunity to accompany her beloved husband, the Comrade Governor on project inspection including the now famous World-Class Central Hospital ongoing in Benin City, Erosion Control sites and Road Construction sites.
“Also, during the week, she visited four (4) Orphanage homes in Benin metropolis in demonstration of her milk of kindness drawing from the support of her husband.
“On Thursday February 4, after series of engagements, she was in the office of the Comrade Governor. At the moment, Mrs. Iara Oshiomhole is on a trip with her heartthrob.
“In the main, “We Care Trust”, Mrs. Iara Oshiomhole’s pet project is embarking on training of Edo Youths. The project is christened: Project Focus. This is part of her efforts to uplift the socio-economic life of Edo people just as details of this event would soon be made public.
“The rumour mongers are well advised to find more productive engagements to deploy their energies rather than market inanities about public personalities all in their bid to sell their medium”.