Chairman, Southwest Governors’ Forum and Ondo State governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has explained the absence of Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state during the visit by Southwest governors to the residence of national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
The governors led by Akeredolu on Tuesday visited Tinubu at his Bourdillon residence in Ikoyi, Lagos state following his return to Nigeria.
Akeredolu said Fayemi was present at the Southwest Governors’ Forum meeting held at Lagos House, Marina, but had to leave to catch a late flight to Port Harcourt, Rivers state where he was a guest speaker at the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Annual General Conference dinner.
A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Akeredolu, Richard Olatunde, noted that Governor Akeredolu’s clarification on Fayemi’s absence during the visit became necessary due to various insinuations and reactions in the media.
“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 Port Harcourt 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.”
Governor Akeredolu said the visit was to show their love for the former Lagos State Governor and wish him well after his return to the country.