The Chairman, South West Governors’ Forum and Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, has explained why Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, was absent during the visit of the South West governors to the Ikoyi residence of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Akeredolu, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, on Wednesday, said Fayemi, who attended the South West Governors’ Forum meeting had to excuse himself to catch a late flight to Port Harcourt where he was a guest speaker at the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Annual General Conference dinner.
According to the governor, the clarification on Fayemi’s absence became necessary following various insinuations and reactions in the media.
“Governor Fayemi was with us at the South West 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,” the Ondo governor said.
Akeredolu said the visit to Tinubu was to show their love for the former Lagos State Governor and wish him well after he returned to the country.