Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi absence at the South West All Progressive Congress, APC, leaders meeting held in Lagos on Sunday was because the invitation “never got to Governor Fayemi.“
According to the Chief Press Secretary to governor Fayemi, Yinka Oyeode, the governor however aligns fully with the decisions of the meeting.
Oyebode said” Dr. Fayemi’s absence at the meeting was a result of a mix up in the invitation sent out for the meeting.”
“For clarity, the invitation for the meeting which was said to have been sent via Whatsapp by Mr. Tunde Rahman, an aide to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, never got to Governor Fayemi.”
“The absence of an invitation for the Southwest APC leaders meeting prevented the Governor from attending the meeting, as he was not aware.”
He said Fayemi sent an apology to the meeting through former Ekiti State Governor and Minister of Industries, Trade and Investments, Otunba Niyi Adebayo; as he was already scheduled to attend another engagement at the time he came to learn of the meeting.
Governor Fayemi, as a true democrat and Southwest leader who is committed to the welfare of the people, is however in total support of the decisions reached by the Southwest leaders at the meeting which include an endorsement of the positions earlier adopted by the Southern Governors’ Forum on the ban on open grazing and the need for true federalism, among others.