Adebayo Adenrele

…as Governor-elect lauds women for their support

The first Lady of Ekiti State, Erelu Bisi Fayemi has called on the State Governor- elect, Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji, to prioritise women’s welfare and give them sense of belonging in his administration.

Erelu stated this during Oyebanji’s “thank you” meeting with members of Ekiti APC Women Campaign Council in Ado-Ekiti.

“Today’s event is significant because women from outside the state have been calling us to share our experience during the campaign. But to start with, I thank God that He has made this possible.”

“Yes, it is true that BAO is my ‘son’ and of course my favoured candidate but there wouldn’t have been any difference if the party and the people didn’t accept him. Among other qualities, I found BAO as a trustworthy person who could continue with good legacies of Dr. Fayemi”

On his part, Oyebanji commended the women for their supports and invaluable contributions to the electioneering activities, that led to the party’s victory in the June 18 governorship election.

In his words, “Today is a special day. It is a bit emotional for me to be here because I know and appreciate the sacrifice made by women of our great party to make sure we win the June 18 election.”

“In the build up to the election, we were also concerned about primary elections for our party’s presidential candidate and other elective posts from the state to federal. This affected our campaign so much but our ever-dedicated Women Campaign Council filled the gap.”

“I also want to appreciate Erelu Bisi Fayemi, who has consistently played the role of a mother lived up to expectation, before, during and after the election. We can’t thank you enough ma.”

“She played a significant role that led to the victory of the party in the last election. Like an angel, Erelu appeared to us when the need arose, like a woman who saw tomorrow. She understands the importance of continuity and guided our great party to achieve it. To this end, APC in Ekiti owes her a debt of gratitude”

“The only way to thank Her Excellency is to ensure that I take care of not only her women political lieutenants but the entire Ekiti women. All issues that concern women will be put in the front burner in our administration, that I can assure you all.”

He was accompanied by his wife, Dr ( Mrs) Olayemi Oyebanji; deputy Governor-elect, Chief(Mrs) Monisade Afuye, APC state Chairman, Barrister Paul Omotosho and other party leaders.