Hold Governor Fayemi’s Wife Responsible For Killing Of Ekiti University Students – Group

The Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party National New

Media Group (PDP-NNMG) has said that wife of the State Governor,  Mrs

Bisi Fayemi must be held responsible for the yesterday’s violent

protest by students of the Federal University,  Oye Ekiti (FUOYE),

which led to the death of some students and destruction of properties.

The group expressed its condolences to families of those whose lives

were lost, praying that God will give them the strength to bear the


In a statement on Wednesday, by its State Coordinator, Bola Agboola,

the PDP-NNMG asked why similar protest held by the students of FUOYE

in Ikole Ekiti did not turn violent.

“In Ikole Ekiti,  students of the Ikole Campus of FUOYE also protested

yesterday. The protest went smoothly ostensibly because there was no

police interruption.

“The chiefs in Ikole Ekiti addressed the students,  calmed them down

and promised them necessary intervention and that was the end of the

protest,” the group said.

The group said it was obvious that Fayemi’s wife, who was on tour of

local councils in the State did not play her role as a leader by

addressing the protesting students and at least “promising them that

government will intervene in their plight.”

The PDP-NNMG, which lamented the loss of lives and properties, added

that “Information has it that the students only wanted to express

their frustration on lack of power supply and exorbitant bills by the

Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC)  to the governor’s wife

and question must be asked as to why one of the policemen in her

entourage slapped one of the students.

“We were in Ekiti State when Ekiti State University  (EKSU) students

protested over imposition of N10,000 late registration fee and the

governor then,  Ayo Fayose did not order policemen to shoot the

students.  Instead,  he allowed them to come to the Governor’s Office

where he personally addressed the protesting students and calmed them


While querying the rationale behind the local governments tour

embarked upon by the governor’s wife,  the PDP-NNMG asked;  “In what

capacity is the governor’s wife touring local councils in Ekiti State?

 Where is the fund coming from?  Has she replaced her husband as

governor of Ekiti State?”

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