For many who do not know, Abiodun who was a successful businessman before occupying the Ogun State government house is neck deep in a love relationship with Folake. The couple has been at it for several years now, long before Abiodun became governor. While Folake, who is the daughter of Chief Bode Akindele, the billionaire industrialist and the Parakoyi of Ibadanland that passed on in June 2020, is very much single after her marriage to Folorunsho Coker, the Director-General of Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation ended, Abiodun is still very much married to the beautiful mother of his children and the first lady of Ogun State, Bamidele. Despite this, Abiodun has carried on with his love relationship with Folake with utmost discretion but to the wife’s full knowledge. What they have together is reportedly so deep that the governor has been known to bend over backwards and break protocols for Folake’s sake. So, it therefore came as a surprise that she stayed away from all the festivities put together to bid Pa Emmanuel a final goodbye. Perhaps, Akindele-Coker chose to stay away to avoid a repetition of what happened during her lover’s inauguration in 2019. She attended on his invitation, but the first lady, knowing that she would be at the inauguration, gave explicit instructions to the security agents on ground not to allow her anywhere near the inauguration grounds. On being stopped, Folake quickly put a call through to her lover who simply overrode the order. Naturally, the first lady didn’t find this funny and the already frosty relationship she has with her husband further got damaged. Not that the Ogun State first couple was ever on good terms. Theirs has been a marriage plagued over the years by suspicion, distrust and unfaithfulness. Unable to continue to pretend that all was well, the first lady literally left the marriage and only returned after emissaries approached her on the need to be by the then governor-elect’s side. After much thought, she accepted, returned and both have been carrying on as the quintessential couple, contrary to the fact. In fact, according to a very close family member, the Abioduns are only married on paper and do not behave at all like a typical married couples.