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Nigeria’s system can’t allow female presidency for now, says Fayemi

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Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Bisi Fayemi has said Nigeria may find it difficult to have a female President anytime soon, owing to the nation’s hostile political environment.

She added that though the country is ripe enough to be governed by a female President because of the vast women resources at its disposal, she said the operational system might impede this from being realised now.

On the issue of feminism, she said women shouldn’t misconstrue the phenomenon to mean fighting for women blindly, saying she’d only defend and promote women who value dignity, self respect and walk on the path of truthfulness.

She spoke in Ado Ekiti yesterday at an event organised by Above Whispers Media Foundation in collaboration with Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) signposting the first public book reading of her latest book titled, ‘Where Is Your Wrapper?’ to mark this year’s World Book Day. Fayemi said feminism is gradually gaining traction in Nigeria owing to the belief that “women should have rights, should not be battered, be educated, economically self dependent and protected. I can defend women who are being battered by their husbands, women who are well mannered, but I can’t defend those who are ill mannered and rude.

She urged ANA and other writers to encourage and mentor young people into writing and creative arts.

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