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Tension grips Ekiti APC over non-appointment of Fayemi’s replacement

Members of the Ekiti All Progressives Congress (APC) are said to express fears over the inability of President Muhammadu Buahri to appoint a replacement for Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, five months after he resigned as a minister and member of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

Saturday Telegraph gathered that members are becoming disillusioned for being kept in suspense for too long by the presidency owing to the role a minister would have played in the 2019 presidential election, where they expected a strong link between Ekiti and Abuja.

Fayemi resigned as the Minister of Mines and Steel Development in May after clinching the governorship ticket of the party to contest the July 14 poll and no replacement has been made since then.

Apart from the APC members, critical stakeholders, including Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers and other concerned statesmen are beginning to see that Ekiti is being shortchanged by the vacuum created by not having a representative at FEC.

Sources spoken to expressed disappointment at the delay, which they described as a flagrant breach of the 1999 Constitution which stipulated that each of the 36 states of the federation must have a representative at the FEC.

New Telegraph, December 1, 2018

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