Bisi Fayemi, the wife of the Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has advised Ekiti women to reject political parties that do not have policies capable of protecting their rights, saying voting for such parties will cause a reversal of the positive impacts the All Progressives Congress government had brought to female in the state.
Specifically, the governor’s wife told the women that the opposition parties in the state were bereft of policies that could uplift women politically, economically, socially, and educationally, hence the need to reject them at the poll on June 18.
The First Lady, who spoke in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, at a rally organised by a group, Ekiti Women in Politics, to mobilise support for the APC governorship candidate, Biodun Oyebanji, ahead of the governorship election, said, “The Fayemi government has done a lot for women.
“But my mind is at rest that our candidate’s wife, Dr. Olayemi Oyebanji, just like I have done, will protect and prevent women from oppression in Ekiti. This is the least we can do for you. For this to be actualised, come out on June 18 and vote for Biodun Oyebanji.”
“This election is a must-win for the APC for the sake of Ekiti women. Don’t fight, be focused on this campaign and deal with issues that will promote our candidate. Before Fayemi came, our women were marginalised in politics. But today, we have provided opportunities for a lot of them,” the governor’s wife said.
The APC Deputy Governorship candidate, Mrs. Monisade Afuye, who lauded Mrs. Fayemi’s persistence and steadfastness in advocacy for the rights of women, group members, said, “Go out and mobilise your women counterparts to vote for the APC. Go to all the nook and cranny and preach the gospel of good governance that the APC represents in Ekiti.”
The Director-General, APC Women Campaign Council, Chief Oluremi Ajayi, said, “Under Fayemi government, women produced 44 councilors, four council vice chairmen, four assembly women, many commissioners, special advisers, board members, and a National Assembly member.
“For this coming election, we also have a woman-deputy governorship candidate. Tell your people, residents outside Ekiti to come home and vote in this governorship election. Go home and be good ambassadors to sustain the good policies we are enjoying under Fayemi,” she said.
Source: Punch Newspaper