Thursday, 10 May 2018

Fayemi Denies Walking Out On Tinubu, Others

Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi on Wednesday denied reports that he stormed out of a meeting of the South-west leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja. National leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu and some party leaders had met with the governorship aspirants in Ekiti State on Tuesday, days after the primary election conducted ended inconclusively.

Fayemi, who is also one of the candidates, faulted the claims that he walked out of the meeting in a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media, Yinka Oyebode. He said there was no basis for him to storm out of the meeting which was called by the leaders to proffer way forward for the party, in the face of the rescheduled Ekiti governorship primary.

According to Fayemi, he left the venue like other attendees at the end of the meeting, saying that he could not make the second part of the meeting when it reconvened later in the evening, having earlier taken a permission from the leaders to attend another meeting.

"It is thus worrisome and highly embarrassing reading reports of purported walk out on our leaders when nothing like that actually took place.“We implore well-meaning members of the society and members of our great party to disregard the misleading reports.” the statement read.

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