The political scenario in Ekiti took a new twist this morning as elderly, naked women protested round the state capital, Ado-Ekiti.
They took to the streets, chanting in the local Ekiti dialect, demanding the release of results of the governorship re-run election. They wanted the governorship candidate of the Action Congress (AC), Kayode Fayemi, to be declared as winner of the polls.
The spiritual dimension of naked women in protest is seen as a warning to the federal government and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the consequences of tampering with the wishes of the people as expressed during the poll.
Donning white wrappers, the elderly women, most of whom wore no shoes, said that their major demand was for Ayoka Adebayo, the resident electoral commissioner, to be allowed to conclude her job.
Ronke Okusanya, the leader of the women at the peaceful rally said that the rally was in support of Mrs. Adebayo. They called her a mother, who has demonstrated the resolve of Nigerian women to stand tall where men have fallen.
Jide Awe, the AC chairman in Ekiti State, lauded the women for being part of the process towards the deliverance of the people from the shackles of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).