Wednesday, May 30, 2018


The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has announced his resignation from
President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet.
Dr Fayami made the announcement on
Wednesday at a valedictory briefing in Abuja, the
Federal Capital Territory in order to pursue his
governorship ambition in Ekiti State.

Buhari Congratulated Fayemi for his victory during the APC primary, Seeks Stronger Ekiti APC, He had given a hint about his resignation from the President’s cabinet earlier in May.

The former minister emerged as the All
Progressives Congress (APC) governorship
candidate for Ekiti State in the party’s
rescheduled primary election which held on May 12.

He faulted the allegation that he was desperate to become the governor of the state for a second time. I’m Not Desperate, I Have Unfinished Business In Ekiti – Fayemi

“I have a sense of unfinished business; not a sense of wanting to come back for desperate reasons. I served as governor of the state for four years – whatever I’m doing is based on the record that somebody could be subjected to critical scrutiny,” he had said.

Reclaiming Ekiti Is Important For 2019 Polls, Buhari Tells APC. The President was optimistic that having won the party’s ticket, the former governor would leverage
his track record as a reformist who has a passion for education, health and welfare, to reclaim the governorship seat when the state goes to poll on July 14.
He, had, however, asked members of the APC in Ekiti to uphold the values and philosophy of the ruling party by coming together to support the former minister.
Meanwhile, the present state governor, Ayodele Fayose, has asked the former governor to “expect to suffer worse defeat compared to that of 2014”, when they both vie for the Ekiti governorship seat.
Fayose was happy that the APC picked a
candidate whom he claimed the Ekiti people would gladly vote against.

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