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EKITI APC GOV PRIMARY: Why Fayemi walked out of meeting with Tinubu



EKITI APC GOV PRIMARY: Why Fayemi walked out of meeting with Tinubu

A governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Minister of Mines and Steel, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday walked out of a meeting with a national leader of the party, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu and some other party leaders.

Though it was not clear why he did that, it was however believed that the issue of a consensus candidate canvassed during the meeting did not favour the former Ekiti State governor, leading to his walking out of the meeting.

Tinubu and other leaders of the party had organised the meeting with the governorship aspirants of the APC in Ekiti State to ensure that issues that led to the violence and disruption of the primary election earlier held last Saturday to select one of the aspirants as the party candidate was resolved.

The meeting which took place at the Lagos State government house in Asokoro, Abuja, on Tuesday, had in attendance, APC leaders like its pioneer chairman, 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, in attendance.

However, after the meeting went into a break having spent about two hours deliberating on the issues, Fayemi had walked out of the room ahead of other aspirants and party leaders.

He had also at the period he was walking out rebuffed reporters who approached him for questions, entered his car and zoomed off.

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Akande, who spoke to newsmen after the meeting said that the resolution at the meeting would be made available to the APC’s National Working Committee (NWC).

He said, “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.”


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