By Rotimi Ojomoyela
ADO-EKITI—WIFE of the Ekiti State governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, yesterday declared that Ekiti has been recognised as a state that has the political will to safeguard the rights of the women due to the laws enacted by government to give them a leverage in the society.
She said the era of impunity against women was over in the state, saying laws protecting their rights are now being implemented by her husband, Dr Kayode Fayemi.
Mrs Fayemi said this in Ado Ekiti at an event commemorating the 2019 International Women’s Day.
She told the women who had gathered as early as 8am, at the Ekiti kete pavilion along the new Iyin road, that the event ought to have been celebrated on March 8, but was postponed for coinciding with the governorship and House of Assembly elections.
The Women who came from across the sixteen local government of the state filled the main bowl of the pavilion to the brim.
Mrs. Fayemi said: “You have a governor in Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who is a feminist and who respects the rights of the women. He believed in you and he is ready to fight for you.
“How can a girl child be gang raped by a group of boys or a woman be beaten up or victimised by seizing her property after losing her husband? All these can’t be tolerated under this government.
“We also salute women for the role they played during the last election, this accounted for why the ruling party performed well in Ekiti.
“If you look at the results of the last elections, four women were elected into the House of Assembly and one for the House of Representatives.”
“Our government will continue to rally round you for Ekiti to be safe for our women and girls.”