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Fayemi Distances Self From Claims Of Rejecting Buhari’s Consensus Candidate



Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has cleared the air on claims that he rejected the consensus candidate for the position of national chairman of the All Progressives Congress by President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, the governor was misinterpreted during his recent presentation at an event, adding that his speech had nothing to do with the APC.

He asserted that his presentation was not about the APC instead it was about democracy in West African countries like Mali, Guinea and Burkina Faso.

The statement reads partly: “The general public is hereby notified that a news story in circulation with the above headline is a misrepresentation of the views of the Governor of Ekiti State, Fayemi.

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“Fayemi at a policy dialogue organised by the Centre for Democracy and Development in Abuja on Thursday, was quoted as rejecting the consensus arrangement President Mohammed Buhari reached with the Governors ahead of the party’s convention.

“For the avoidance of doubt, Fayemi in response to a question from the audience accusing the President of imposing a Chairman on the party at the forthcoming convention, stated that the President’s priority was the unity of the party and he didn’t know about the President endorsing any candidate for Chairman.”

APC will on Saturday conduct its national convention in Abuja.

It’s believed that Buhari and the party’s governors have agreed to fill up the party’s positions through consensus during the convention.

Similarly, the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has disclosed that most of the candidates for the APC National Convention will emerge by consensus.

Lawan said APC was already reaching a consensus in picking the candidates.

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