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Akeredolu defends Fayemi’s absence as S/West govs visit Tinubu

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Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, Chairman of the South West Governors’ Discussion board, on Wednesday defined why Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State was absent throughout the go to of the discussion board to former Lagos State Governor and Nationwide Chief of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

In keeping with Akeredolu, his Ekiti State counterpart was unavoidably absent because of an pressing schedule.

Akeredolu had on Tuesday led his South West counterparts on a courtesy go to to Tinubu at his Bourdillon, Ikoyi residence, Lagos State, after his return to the nation from the UK.

Following the reactions trailing the absence of Fayemi who was mentioned to be eyeing the presidential ticket of the APC forward of 2023, Akeredolu mentioned the Ekiti State Governor was with them on the Southwest Governors’ Discussion board assembly held earlier at Lagos Home, Marina, however needed to depart to catch a late flight to Port Harcourt the place he was a visitor speaker on the Nigerian Bar Affiliation, NBA, Annual Common Convention dinner.

A press release signed by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Akeredolu, Richard Olatunde, famous that Akeredolu’s clarification on Fayemi’s absence throughout the go to turned vital because of numerous insinuations and reactions within the media.

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“Governor Fayemi was with us on the Southwest Governors’ Discussion board assembly held earlier on the Lagos Home in Marina. He needed to depart to catch a late flight to Portharcourt the place he was billed to attend the NBA Convention dinner.

“He despatched his apology to Asiwaju in addition to his good needs. The remainder of us who visited Asiwaju’s residence tendered similar and prolonged Fayemi’s good needs,” he mentioned.

Akeredolu mentioned the go to was to point out their love for the previous Lagos State Governor and need him properly after his return to the nation.

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