Ekiti 2018: Fayemi Picks Muslim Woman As Running Mate (Photo)



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.

Research interests: Food Chemistry and Organic Synthesis

Adubiaro’s Brief Biography

Dr H.O. Adubiaro focused her research on Food Chemistry and Organic Synthesis. She hails from Igboora, Ibarapa Central Local Government of Oyo State and got married to an Ado Ekiti indigene.

She started her primary education at Local Government Authoruty Primary School, Ikereku, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria and later attende Igboora High School, Igboora, Oyo State, Nigeria for her secondary education. She went to the then Oyo State College of Arts and Science, Ile Ife for her H.Sc. between 1985 and 1987. She later proceeded to the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State where she bagged B.Sc. Chemistry in 1994. In her quest for more education, Ekiti State University and got her M.Sc. with PhD grade and PhD in Food Chemiistry in 2004 and 2010 respectively.

She did her National Youth Service Corps in the defunct Odua Textile Ado Ekiti in 1994 and was retained after youth service, She worked as quality control supervisor for 5 years before she joined the service of Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti and lectured for 13 years where she rose to the position of Senior Lecturer before later joined the service of Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Nigeria as Lecture I. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Industrial Chemistry of the University.

She was the special Adviser to the Governor of Ekiti State between year 2003 and 2004. She has served at various committees as chairman and member in the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, Federal University, Oye Ekiti, in Government and Islamic Organizations.

She won many awards to her credit. As a researcher, She won many research grants from TETFund in the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, Federal University, Oye Ekiti and TWAS. She attended various seminars, workshops and conferences in Nigeria and overseas.

She is presently the President of Federation of Muslim Women’s Association of Nigeria, Ekiti State Chapter.

She has visited Saudi Arabia, Germany and Netherland. She is happily married with children.



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