The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has revealed what he discussed with President Muhammadu Buhari.
Naija News reports that Fayemi and Governor Atiku Bagudu had on Monday met with Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja.
Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, Fayemi stated that he briefed Buhari on the mission of a committee constituted to wade into the rift between Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi, and Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje.
He said: “We already had preliminary discussions with both parties and we know that they are both desirous of peace in Kano. We have also briefed Mr President on the mission of this body.
”It is not a federal government body I must say that but the federal government that is Mr President is not averse to anything that could assist in ensuring that there is peace in one or the most political states in our country.
”Anything to avoid a volatile situation that may result in an unfortunate development is not wanted and it is our expectation that given the positive response from both His Excellency the governor, Dr. Ganduje and the Emir of Kano, we would come to a resolution of the problem.”
Governor Fayemi also disclosed that the Governors’ Forum was also making moves to settle the rift between the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki.
The Ekiti State governor revealed that the forum has engaged both parties involved, adding that the forum has appealed to them and their supporters.
”We have taken steps and we are still taking steps to ensure that peace reigns in Edo but that is not the matter for the Nigeria Governors Forum, its more of a (party) political issue but we are involved in that at the level of the party,” Fayemi said.