- Erelu Bisi Fayemi, wife of Ekiti Governor, has refuted claims that she on Tuesday instructed security officers attached to her to shoot at protesting students of the Federal University Oye Ekiti (FUOYE).
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) had alleged Mrs. Fayemi told policemen to shoot the students protesting, this act which lead to the death of at least one of them.
But she stood her her ground that she issued no such order, noting she didn’t come across the protesting students while she was in Oye-Ekiti for an empowerment programme.
She claimed that being a human rights crusader and mother, she couldn’t have objected to civil protest.
According to Mrs. Fayemi, she had attended to a group protesting female sweepers in Ado-Ekiti on the same Tuesday to reinforce her belief in civil protest.
In a statement she personally signed on Wednesday, she alleged that the students, probably infiltrated by local hoodlums used that medium and vandalised her convoy as well as vehicles of her guests during the empowerment programme.
According to her: “
Yesterday, September 10th 2019, there was a crisis at Oye town in Oye Local Government, Ekiti State while I was on an empowerment and advocacy tour to engage with women across the State. The tour commenced on Monday September 9th, with visits to two local governments which were hugely successful and peaceful.