Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has attributed his absence at the All Progressives Party (APC) Southwest leaders meeting which took place in Lagos on Sunday lack of proper invitation.
A statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode further stated that the governor’s absence was a result of a mix up in the invitation sent out to him by the organisers for the meeting.
According to the governor, the invitation for the meeting which was said to have been sent via Whatsapp by Senator Bola Tinubu’s media aide, Tunde Rahman, never got to him.
Fayemi like his Ondo State counterpart however endorsed the outcome of the meeting, which took place in Lagos on Sunday.
“Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, wholeheartedly supports the stance of the All Progressives Party (APC) Southwest leaders at their meeting that took place in Lagos on Sunday, May 23rd, 2021 despite his absence at the meeting.
“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 Ahmed 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.
“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.
“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.