I endorsed resolutions of APC South West leaders’ meeting ― Fayemi

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has endorsed resolutions from the meeting of South-West leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) held in Lagos, on Sunday.

At the meeting convened by the former Osun State Governor, Chief Bisi Akande and attended by three governors and the APC National leader, Bola Tinubu, the leaders supported the decision of the southern governors to ban open grazing and the need for true federalism.

However, Fayemi and his Ondo State counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu did not attend the meeting.

Fayemi in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, on Monday, said he was not part of the meeting due to the lapses observed in the invitation sent out to leaders by the media aide to Tinubu, Tunde Rahman through WhatsApp platform.

He 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.

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“The absence of an invitation for the Southwest APC leaders meeting prevented the governor from attending the meeting, as he was not aware.

“Governor Fayemi, however, 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.”

He explained that the governor being a democrat and leader in the region would do everything possible to ensure the welfare and security of lives and livelihood.

“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,” the statement added.

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I endorsed resolutions of APC South West leaders’ meeting

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