Whoever manipulates Ekiti election will become invalid for life –105-year-old voter

An aged voter, Mrs Felicia Fayomi, who is claimed to be 105 years previous, tells OLUFEMI OLANIYI about her motivation for popping out to forged her poll in Saturday’s Ekiti State governorship election

What’s your identify?

My identify is Felicia Fayomi.

How previous are you?

I don’t know my age however my kids calculated it and stated I needs to be round 105 years previous.

What was your occupation in your youthful days?

I used to be a dealer; I offered foodstuffs – beans, rice, garri and issues like that. I used to take them to markets to promote.

My husband’s household stated I ought to droop buying and selling until once I could be finished with childbearing however I refused the recommendation as a result of I used to be not one to laze about. So, I mixed childbearing and elevating my kids with buying and selling. I might tie my child to my again and trek to Aaye-Ekiti and different cities to promote my wares.

One in every of my in-laws, who beloved me a lot, would assist me to hold certainly one of my items and I might carry the opposite. Attending to Aaye, I might hawk my wares locally and environs.

Not many individuals of your age are seen popping out to vote. What motivated you to vote on this governorship election?

I got here out to vote as a result of Segun Oni is a really good particular person, very variety and accountable. I got here out to vote for him.

I like Segun Oni and I present it all over the place. I forged my vote for him and I danced to fulfill him when he got here to vote. Whoever manipulates the election can be rendered invalid for all times!

Who’s Segun Oni to you?

Haaaa! Segun Oni is an effective son. His mom and I are family members. His mom, Iya Alagbado, was a really good particular person. His mom used to provide me cash in these days.

Are you able to evaluate Nigeria now with what it was in these days?

Nigeria will get higher. I do know that this nation has began to be okay and it’ll proceed to be higher. However there have been no thieves as we’ve got as we speak in these days. Now, there are such a lot of thieves and it’s a supply of fear to me. There are such a lot of thieves right here! There are additionally thieves in Ifaki however  they don’t bother me.

What would you like Nigerian leaders to do to alter the scenario?

Let me first let you know this: I would like Segun Oni to be declared winner; I’ll dance like I’ve by no means danced earlier than if he’s declared the winner.  I would like the federal government to handle the issue of insecurity and starvation.

What’s your favorite meal now?

I eat pounded yam, I eat semovita however I don’t eat a lot. Meals could be very costly now. One tuber of yam is N1,000. How many individuals do you suppose can afford that? Authorities ought to assist the plenty by ensuring meals is out there and inexpensive to even the poor.

Why did you refuse to permit those that needed to hold you throughout the drainage on the polling unit?

I didn’t need them to hold me as a result of I’m sturdy. I stroll on my own unaided.

I don’t permit okada (motorbike) to take me to anyplace. I’ll by no means permit that. My family members had an accident on okada and she or he sustained an damage to her mouth; I gained’t permit okada do this to me.

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