The Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose has offered reasons why he was not at the meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the 36 state governors in Abuja today.
Fayose in a series of tweets on Friday offered that he did not shun the president, but had more pressing engagements to attend to in his state.
The governor revealed that he had a traditional installation as Apesin of Ado Ekiti slated for same day, and he could not abandon it for an impromptu meeting with the presiden
“For those insinuating that I shunned d President’s meeting with govs, I didn’t. I had my installation as Apesin of Ado Ekiti slated for today.
“Also, there is Udiroko, a major festival in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital tomorrow to which I am committed.
“There was no how I could have abandoned the people here in Ado Ekiti for the impromptu meeting with the President.
“Guests were already in Ekiti since yesterday for the chieftaincy title installation before I received notice of d meeting with the President”, the governor tweeted.
Pictures emerged elsewhere of Mr. Fayose being installed as the Apesin (Apagun P’ote) of Ado-Ekiti with his Gombe State counterpart, Dr. Ibrahim Dankwambo installed as the Akinmuagun of Ado-Ekiti by the Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe, on Friday.
It is yet undetermined if Damkwambo on his part attended the meeting with the president in Abuja.
Fayose, an ardent critic of President Buhari, had earlier in the week, said that he has no apology whatsoever for all he said about the President.
Apparently challenging those asking him to apologise for his comments over the president’s health to do their worst, Fayose asked President Buhari to stop deceiving Nigerians and go back to his home town in Daura, Katsina State and rest.
On whether he would visit Buhari if asked to do so he said, “I cannot go and greet the president if invited and the reason is that such action would be misinterpreted to be something else. So, it is good for me to wish him well from a distant and be able to tell Nigerians the truth”.
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