The first lady of Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, She bared her mind while delivering a keynote address at the 50th
anniversary public lecture and award ceremony of the state
chapter of the International Federation of Women Lawyers.
The theme of her address was “Women yesterday, today and
tomorrow – the Ekiti experience.”
On the occasion, Governor Fayemi; a legal practitioner, Mrs.
Funmi Falana; and the immediate past state President of the
National Council of Women’s Societies, Mrs. Nike Obatayo, were
given awards for their exemplary contributions to women rights
According to the governor’s wife, many armchair analysts and
commentators have opined that the electorate embraced
patronage, popularly known as ‘stomach infrastructure’ as
opposed to sustainable development during the last elections.
She said, “I would like to state that we have not heard the last
about the election. Two weeks after the immediate confusion and
hysteria of the June 21 election, a picture has begun to emerge.
“This will, hopefully, reframe the debates emanating from and
about Ekiti and the choices they allegedly made on that day.
“In due course, the full and real story of how the Ekiti election of
June 21 was manipulated from source will be revealed. There are
many implications for Ekiti people having voted the way they
She said that one of the implications, as it concerns women, was
that all policies, laws and structures put in place over the past
three years to protect them