I don’t plan to be senator — Fayemi’s wife

Bisi Fayemi

Wife of Ekiti State governor Bisi Fayemi says she does not plan to contest the senatorial seat for Ekiti South in the 2023 general elections.

In a statement on Friday, Mrs Fayemi also denied allegations that the senatorial seat would be her reward for supporting former secretary to the state government, Biodun Oyebanji, to emerge as governorship candidate for the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti.

She added that her sole political agenda in Ekiti State was to support her husband, Kayode Fayemi, and to ensure that he finished well.

“This morning (Friday), I woke up to see posters online for Erelu Bisi Fayemi, Senate Ekiti North. This information has been circulating for some time now so it is nothing new,” she said.

“Today’s poster was, however, released the morning after Mr Biodun Oyebanji emerged as the governorship candidate for the next governorship election in Ekiti State. Those behind this mischief have been floating the narrative that the senatorial seat is going to be my reward for supporting Mr Oyebanji’s aspiration.

“I have no interest whatsoever in contesting a senatorial seat. I have never discussed this with anyone and how this story keeps circulating is a mystery. Let me repeat, I am not interested. The Ekiti APC primaries were held on January 27 and a winner was declared by the relevant authorities.”

While congratulating Oyebanji on his emergence as the governorship candidate of the APC, Mrs Fayemi, added, “Many people of all ages spent a lot of time promoting their candidates online, a very important part of the political process. However, this can be done without resorting to slander, libel, and other untoward acts.”

Oyebanji’s emergence as governorship candidate is being contested by six aspirants who claimed he was favoured by the state government.