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Bitter or better?: Gov. Fayemi’s wife says that the Ekiti election was manipulated from “source”

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Bitter or better?: Gov. Fayemi’s wife says that the Ekiti election was manipulated from “source”

by Segun Odeleye

Even though the outgoing Ekiti governor, Kayode Fayemi, has conceded following his loss to the PDP’s Ayo Fayose, and since then has remained relatively quiet, his wife, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, delivered a controversial remark while speaking at the 50th anniversary public lecture and award ceremony of the International Federation of Women Lawyers.

Bisi Fayemi contended that the events unfolding after the June 21 governorship election in the state suggest that the election was manipulated from ‘‘source” and that the full story will emerge in due course of the manipulation against her husband.

In due course, she said that the full story of how the election was allegedly manipulated against Governor Kayode Fayemi would be revealed.

The theme of her keynote speech at the event was “Women yesterday, today and tomorrow – the Ekiti experience.”

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 supposedly did.”

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