I didn’t denigrate Ekiti People in any interview , says Erelu Bisi Fayemi
The attention of Her Excellency, Erelu Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi, wife of the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, has been drawn to a fabricated report by a certain “The Splash” wherein the reporter quoted her as using a derogatory term to describe Ekiti people.
Erelu Fayemi was reported to have referred to Ekiti people as mari maje, (juice lickers) in the purported interview which circulated on some online platforms.
It is important to place on record that the malicious report is nothing but a figment of imagination of the reporter as Erelu Fayemi never granted any
interview to any newspaper, magazine or online media neither did she describe Ekiti people in a derogatory manner in any of her engagements.
The writer of the malicious report were apparently out on a mischief mission.
For the avoidance of doubt, It is on record that Erelu Fayemi, Co-founder of the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), delivered a lecture at one of the funeral programmes for Mama H.I.D Awolowo.
She didn’t call Ekiti people any name in her speech at the occasion neither did she mention anybody’s name. Her paper at the event titled “The Role of Political Spouses in Our Evolving Political Space”, was well circulated in major newspapers and online platforms and none of the things ascribed to her in the news report was there.
Erelu Fayemi, a highly respectable Ekiti woman by marriage has always held Ekiti people in high esteem and will never denigrate her own people no matter what.
Members of the public are hereby urged to disregard the publication, which is nothing but a fabrication by some mischief makers and purveyors of lies.
Ekiti a gbe a o.
December 2, 2015