- Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has stated the reason why his Ekiti state counterpart, Kayode Fayemi was absent during visit to Tinubu’s residence
- Akeredolu revealed that Fayemi attended a scheduled event by the Nigerian Bar Association in Port-Harcourt hence, he left earlier after the meeting in Marina
- The Ondo state governor noted further that Fayemi sent his apology and extended his warm regards to the APC national leader, Bola Tinubu
The governor of Ondo state and chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum (SGF), Rotimi Akeredolu, has explained the absence of his Ekiti counterpart, Kayode Fayemi, during the governors’ visit to the national leader of All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu.
The Punch reports that Akeredolu on Wednesday, October 27, explained that Fayemi had to catch a flight to Port-Harcourt for a Nigerian Bar Association event, hence his absence from the visit.
The chief press secretary to Akeredolu, Richard Olatunde, made this disclosure in a statement titled ‘Why Fayemi Was Absent During Our Visit To Asiwaju Tinubu’s Residence – Akeredolu’.
The statement quoted the governor as saying:
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“Governor Fayemi was with us at the Southwest Governors’ Forum meeting held earlier at the Lagos House in Marina. He had to leave to catch a late flight to Portharcourt where he was billed to attend the NBA Conference dinner.
“He sent his apology to Asiwaju as well as his good wishes. The rest of us who visited Asiwaju’s residence tendered the same and extended Fayemi’s good wishes.”
Akeredolu had on Tuesday led South-West Governors to visit Tinubu at his Bourdilon-Ikoyi residence in Lagos state, after a meeting at the Lagos House, Marina.
A statement posted on the Facebook page of the Lagos state government and sighted by Legit.ng, indicates Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu hosted his colleagues at the State House.
Afenifere chieftains visit Tinubu in Lagos
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported leaders of the Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, also recently paid a visit to Tinubu at his home in Lagos.
The visitors include Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Chief Supo Sonibare, Oba Olaitan Oladipo, and retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, Tunji Alapini.
The visit came days after Tinubu returned from a medical trip to the United Kingdom where he underwent knee surgery.
Former Senate president visits Tinubu
In another report, Tinubu has continued to receive visitors since his return from the UK. Former Senate president, Ken Nnamani, also paid him a visit at his Lagos residence, on Wednesday, October 13.
The prominent southeast politician commended Tinubu for his contributions to the growth of democracy and good governance in Nigeria.
Nnamani also presented to Tinubu his new book titled “Standing Strong: Legislative Reforms, Third Term and Other Issues of the Fifth Senate,” due to be presented on Thursday, October 21, in Abuja.