Fayemi walks out of meeting with Tinubu, snubs reporters


The Minister of Mines and Steel, Kayode Fayemi, walked out of a meeting with the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu and some party leaders held with the governorship aspirants of the APC in Ekiti State, on Tuesday.

The meeting took place at the Lagos state government house in Asokoro, Abuja.

Some of the party leaders in attendance were: Pioneer chairman of the party, Bisi Akande; Former Ogun Governor, Segun Osoba; Former Ekiti Governor, Niyi Adebayo and zonal vice chairman of the APC in the south-west, Pius Akinyelure.

After about two hours, there was a break and Fayemi walked out of the room ahead of other aspirants and party leaders. He ignored reporters who approached him, entered his car and his driver sped off.

Akande, however, addressed reporters afterwards, stating that the outcome of the meeting would be presented to the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.

“Primary election is already written in our constitution but all we want is the happiness of the generality of the leadership, the contestants and our party in general.

“We took a decision on what will be the best advantage to our party and the country. Consensus is already written in our constitution and it is an option,” he said.


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