By GBENGA ARIYIBI
ADO EKITI – Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi and other women leaders in the state have rejected outcome of the public hearing on the proposed constitution amendment held in the state last Saturday.
The women leaders operating under the umbrella of Ekiti Women Stakeholders Forum, EWSF, in a statement in Ado Ekiti yesterday faulted the method and timing adopted by the law makers for the conduct of public hearing.
The women, however , demanded the insertion of 35 per cent representation of women at all levels of government in the proposed new constitution.
In a statement jointly signed in Ado Ekiti yesterday by the President of the state chapter of the International Federation of Women Lawyers, Mrs. Rita Ilevbare and her National Council of Women’s Societies counterpart, Mrs. Nike Obatayo, on behalf of the EWSF, described the public hearing as ‘ hastily’ arranged.
The group described the activities of the participants at the public” as not the true representation of the views of the majority of the citizens of Ekiti State on many of the complex issues debated during the session.
“The Ekiti Women Stakeholders Forum, on behalf of the vast majority of Ekiti women, totally dissociate ourselves from the purported outcomes of the November 10, 2012 meeting, which took place in Ekiti.