Except for last minute changes, the President of the apex body for Muslim women, Federation of Muslim women Associations of Nigeria (FOMWAN), Ekiti State Chapter and Former Commissioner for women affairs, Alhaja Dr Habibat Adubiaro has been picked as running mate of APC governorship candidate, Dr Fayemi.
Mrs Habibat is from Ado Ekiti, and a Senior lecturer at the Federal University in Oye-Ekiti.
Dr Adubiaro will be the deputy governorship candidate to Dr Kayode Fayemi of the APC in July 14th governorship election in the state.
Although the party is yet to officially announce the running mate of Fayemi ahead of the poll, her selection by the APC has matched the PDP in selection and even surpass them.
While the PDP used Deji Ogunsakin’s deputy governorship candidature to fix Muslims and Ado Ekiti, APC’s choice will cut across religious sentiment being a Muslim and settle Ado Ekiti being the biggest voter concentration area. APC also beat the PDP on gender balance.
Also, Muslims may tend more to the side of Alhaja Habibat Adubiaro been an active Muslim known in the Islamic circle.
Deji Ogunsakin though a Muslim cannot muster the popularity commanded by Alhaja Adubiaro among the Muslims in Ekiti state.The stage is set and the game is getting more interesting.
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