Kayode Fayemi, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, did not “storm out” of a meeting held on Tuesday to forge an accord among aspirants ahead of Friday’s rescheduled governorship primaries in Ekiti.
Some leaders of the All Progressives leaders, among them Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Bisi Akande and Olusegun Osoba, had met with the 33 aspirants jostling for the party’s ticket in Abuja.
Yinka Oyebode, media aide to Fayemi, told Newsbreak.ng the report was untrue.
“There is no iota of truth in that insinuation. The meeting ended peacefully and everybody including the minister left the venue same time”, Oyebode said.
The aide equally debunked the claim that Fayemi was jittery, saying rather that “the minister is confident that he will emerge the winner once the primary is properly conducted”.
“He is the number one choice of the people. The other aspirants know they can’t match Fayemi in terms of bonding with the people. So, they are the ones jittery.”
The governorship primaries earlier held among the aspirants was disrupted. Most of the aspirants alleged the security agents and an official of the party, who was part of the electoral committee, were working to ensure Fayemi emerge the flagbearer.
However, Fayemi accused two among his co-aspirants, Sen. Babafemi Ojodu and Bimbo Daramola, were desperate.
This medium gathered that the duo of Fayemi and Ojodu (the Special Adviser on Political Matters to President Buhari) – who were once friends – are currently foes.
“I can tell you for free that despite being appointees of President Buhari neither of them has spoken to the other in the last two years,” said a senior party source.