Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, says he was absent at the meeting of leaders of the All Progressives Congress in the South-West region which held in Lagos on Sunday because there was a “mix up in the invitation” sent to him.
Fayemi and his Ondo State counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu were absent at the meeting which had in attendance APC leaders like Bola Tinubu, Bisi Akande, Olusegun Osoba; Femi Gbajabiamila; Dapo Abiodun; Babajide Sanwo-Olu, amongst others
Fayemi who was making his explanation for his absence in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, on Monday, however, said he was in support of the resolutions of the leaders.
The statement read, “Dr. Fayemi’s absence at the meeting was a result of a mix up in the invitation sent out for the meeting.
“For clarity, the invitation for the meeting which was said to have been sent via Whatsapp by Mr. Tunde Rahman, an aide to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, never got to Governor Fayemi.
“The absence of an invitation for the Southwest APC leaders meeting prevented the Governor from attending the meeting, as he was not aware.
“Governor Fayemi however sent an apology to the meeting through former Ekiti State Governor and Minister of Industries, Trade and Investments, Otunba Niyi Adebayo; as he was already scheduled to attend another engagement at the time he came to learn of the meeting.
“Governor Fayemi, as a true democrat and Southwest leader who is committed to the welfare of the people, is however in total support of the decisions reached by the Southwest leaders at the meeting which include an endorsement of the positions earlier adopted by the Southern Governors’ Forum on the ban on open grazing and the need for true federalism, among others.”