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EKITI 2014: FAYEMI’S WIFE CAUTIONS AGAINST VIOLENCE

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As the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State approaches, the wife of the state governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, has advised against bloodshed and all forms of violence and killings.
Mrs. Fayemi made the statement at  Oluyemi  Kayode Stadium, Ado-Ekiti,  the venue of this year ‘s celebration of the 2014 International Women’s Day.
Mrs Fayemi urged women across the 131 towns and villages in the state to preach against violence to avert unnecessary killing and
maiming of innocent souls.
She urged Ekiti women to vote massively for his husband, Dr Kayode Fayemi, in the forth-coming election, saying he had done creditably well in  the area of women empowerment and gender equality more than any governor in the country.
Also speaking, Governor Fayemi who said that his administration was  totally committed to the empowerment and upliftment of Ekiti women, pledged to assist them in sustaining all the gains they have made.
“I will continue to ensure that Ekiti  women are equal stake of holder in government at all levels, I will prioritise programmes and policy that will lift Ekiti women out poverty. I will ensure the faithful implementation of all laws and policy in the state meant for the empowerment of women,” Fayemi said.
The Deputy Governor, Prof. Modupe Adelabu, said  the women would be allowed to contest various elective positions by All Progressives Congress in the 2015 general elections, saying this could only be possible if the state remains under the control of the party.
Prof Adelabu, said “my appointment as the Deputy Governor by Governor Fayemi shows that this government is averse to gender inequality. Today in Nigeria, Ekiti has the lowest child and maternal mortality rate in Nigeria and this was as a result of well-packaged interventions and free health services”.