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FUOYE: Ekiti governor’s wife, Bisi Fayemi suspends campaign following death of student

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Wife of the governor of the state of Ekiti, Ms. Bisi Fayemi has suspended her campaign of empowerment and defense in the local government areas of the state after the controversy over the death of students of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE).

The first lady announced this in a statement in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday after the controversy over the death of one of the three students allegedly injured in the crisis.

Nigeria News  reports that some thugs allegedly kidnapped the protest of FUOYE students and allegedly attacked the convoy of the First Lady of the State, Ms. Fayemi.

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The protest, however, led to the death of a student, identified as Omonofua Joseph of the Department of Biological Education of the institution.

Ms. Fayemi, however, denied having ordered her security guards to shoot someone, including students, allegedly, reports The Nations.

In his statement entitled, “Setting the direct record,” Fayemi denied giving orders to his guards to shoot anyone.

“Yesterday, September 10, 2019, there was a crisis in the city of Oye, in the local government of Oye, state of Ekiti, while I was on a tour of empowerment and defense, to get involved with women across the state.

“The tour began on Monday, September 9, with visits to two local governments that were very successful and peaceful.

“While we were in Ilejemeje LG, we received a call from our advanced security team that the students of the Federal University of Oye (FUOYE) were protesting the lack of electricity in the city of Oye.

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“They told us that more information about the situation would be provided. Shortly after, we received the news that the students had dispersed and that the coast was clear for my visit.

“When my convoy arrived at the Oye-Isan crossing, we met a convoy of excited riders from Okada, who took us to the city of Oye.

“We made a stop at the primary health care center along the way for me to present delivery kits to pregnant women.

“There were no signs of any problem. We headed to the place of my town hall meeting in the civic center, with women in the local government of Oye.

“The atmosphere was very calm, the women sang and danced and there was nothing to indicate that something was wrong.

“Halfway through our event, there was a disturbance outside. “FUOYE students (and possibly infiltrated by local thugs) had regrouped and were trying to move forward, security officers prevented this from happening.

“We finished our program and when we left, we discovered that the vehicles of my convoy and those of my guests that were parked outside the place had been destroyed.

“When we were leaving the city of Oye, we found at least two obstacles that the students had mounted to prevent the movement of vehicles.”