Akeredolu Defends Fayemi For Not Visiting Tinubu

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Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, Chairman of the South West Governors’ Forum, on Wednesday explained why Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State was absent during the visit of the forum to former Lagos State Governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

According to Akeredolu, his Ekiti State counterpart was unavoidably absent due to an urgent schedule.

Akeredolu had on Tuesday led his South West counterparts on a courtesy visit to Tinubu at his Bourdillon, Ikoyi residence, Lagos State, after his return to the country from the United Kingdom.

Following the reactions trailing the absence of Fayemi who was said to be eyeing the presidential ticket of the APC ahead of 2023, Akeredolu said the Ekiti State Governor was with them at the Southwest Governors’ Forum meeting held earlier at Lagos House, Marina, but had to leave to catch a late flight to Port Harcourt where he was a guest speaker at the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Annual General Conference dinner.

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