The Chairman of the South-West Governors’ Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu, has revealed why his counterpart in Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, was absent during their visit to the residence of the National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu.
Akeredolu in his statement disclosed that Fayemi was absent from the visit to the former Governor of Lagos State due to an urgent schedule.
Naija News had earlier reported that Akeredolu led other governors in the region on Tuesday to visit Tinubu at his Bourdillon, Ikoyi residence, Lagos State.
According to Akeredolu, Fayemi was with other governors at the meeting held at Lagos House, Marina, but had to catch a late flight to Port Harcourt where he was a guest speaker at the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Annual General Conference dinner.
The spokesman to the Ondo State Governor, Richard Olatunde, said the statement was released due to various insinuations and reactions in the media.
“He said, 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 same and extended Fayemi’s good wishes.”