Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, Chairman of the South West Governors’ Forum has explained why Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State was absent when South West Governors visited Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
The Governor noted that Fayemi his Ekiti State counterpart was unavoidably absent due to an urgent schedule.
It will be recalled that Akeredolu had on Tuesday led his South West Governors on a courtesy visit to Tinubu at his Bourdillon, Ikoyi residence, Lagos State
Akeredolu said the Ekiti State Governor was with them at the Southwest Governors’ Forum meeting held earlier at Lagos House, Marina, but had to rush to Port Harcourt where he was a guest speaker at the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Annual General Conference dinner.
Speaking in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Akeredolu, Richard Olatunde, he noted that Fayemi’s absence during the visit became necessary due to various insinuations and reactions in the media.
“Governor Fayemi was with us at the Southwest Governors’ Forum meeting held earlier at the Lagos House in Marina. He had to leave to catch a late flight to Portharcourt 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,” he said.
He added that the visit was to show their love for the former Lagos State Governor and wish him well after his return to the country.