Why I shunned governors meeting with Buhari – Fayose

Governor ayo fayose

The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, said that he could not abandon a planned event to attend an ‘impromptu’ meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.

The governor was apparently reacting to insinuations that he shunned Friday’s meeting between the president and some governors.

In a series of tweets, Mr. Fayose said he received the invitation to the meeting with the president, while preparation for his traditional installation as the Apesin of Ado Ekiti was in top gear adding that “he could not have abandoned his guests for an impromptu meeting with the president.”

“For those insinuating that I shunned the president’s meeting with governors, I didn’t. I had my installation as Apesin of Ado Ekiti slated for today.

“Guests were already in Ekiti since yesterday for the chieftaincy title installation before I received notice of the meeting with the President.

“There was no how I could have abandoned the people here in Ado Ekiti for the impromptu meeting with the President,’’ Mr. Fayose said in the tweets.

Apart from meeting with the state governors, Mr. Buhari also met with the leadership of the two major parties, APC and PDP, behind closed doors at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The meeting was attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, chairman of the APC, John Odigie-Oyegun, and the caretaker chairman of the PDP, Ahmed Makarfi.

Other APC members who were at the meeting include the National Legal Adviser of the APC, Muiz Banire, Olorunnimbe Mamora, Tony Momoh, former senate president, Ken Nnamani, amongst others.

Those from the PDP were Ben Obi and other members of the caretaker committee.

Mr. Fayose, a governor from the opposition PDP is a fierce critic of the APC-led federal government.


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  • aisha ani

    Something just ain’t right about the headline.

  • U.A.S.

    @aisha ani what could that be?

  • OGK

    I thought this motormouth says he is brave and could face anyone. The meeting with Buhari would have afforded him the opportunity to raise his so-called ‘voice of opposition’ in front of the president.

  • Frank Bassey

    That is ok. First thing first.

  • Musa M. Dantsoho

    Your Excellency, why missed the opportunity of proving to your ignorant supporters, a liar you are?

    • Riot50000

      sharap, almajiri moderfhocker
      your ignorant people are setting back the Clocks of the rest of Nigeria.
      We do not want to live with your God damned retarded, backward, ignorant Monkeys any more.
      You are too PRIMITIVE to run a society.
      50 years later, all your brothers have done is steal nigeria’s funds and keep nigeria the lughing stock of the entire world.
      You cant rule, you cant LEAD , get out of the way.
      Nigeria is not your personal property

      • Action Group

        You sound more insane than Fayose your role model,we shall soon refer both of you to Yaba Left or Aro,Abeokuta for deliverance.

      • Musa M. Dantsoho

        You only mentioned my brothers stealing excluding my sisters. You are just a hypocrite baby factory product of liberated Osu cast.

  • Riot50000

    FAYOSE, A TRUE LEADER.

  • Wilfred Bankole Ademokun

    Gomina Gomina Perooo, emeritus gomina, na lie you dey lie, na fear and shame make you no show up for the meeting with our PRESIDENT BUHARI. CHEI CONIMAN DIE CONIMAN BURY AM. OLODOOOO.

  • Rick Eson

    He is a lippy coward.

  • Abdussalami Yaro

    I personally find it difficult to understand Mr. Fayose’s pathological hatred of President Buhari. I don’t know what President Buhari did to Fayose, personally, to warrant this hatred. This is not politics. Fayose has taken the game too far. For that, I despise the man.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      The id!ot doesn’t “hate” Buhari, I can assure you.

      All he’s doing is to lay the groundwork for when he has to answer properly for his actions after he leaves government house.

      Don’t forget he is yet to answer fully for his sh!tless poultry scam, the Ekitigate Tapes and a couple of other offences.

      Other brainless dolts like him will then claim it’s the government “silencing opposition” rather than accept that it’s a common criminal being called to answer for his crimes.

  • tundemash

    Cl0wn of Ado Ekiti, you were not missed; your shame is what is chasing you around.

  • Opekete

    Hahahahahah!!!!

  • Gabriel Ominyi

    Thank God you didn’t attend. I hope your new title is noisemaker in chief.

  • Ayo Aiyelabola

    I looked out on tv straining my neck to see Fayose greeting Mr. President along with other governors. He was not there and has now given reason why he was not there. Conscience is an open wound, so let it be with the Apesin. I do hope that some lessons have been learnt and people,no matter what height they attain must know that destiny is in God’s hands and so bridle their mouths.

  • Anasieze Donatus

    YES FAYOSE IS RIGHT BECAUSE PERSONAL INTEREST IS GREAT THAN STATE INTEREST

  • Action Group

    ‘Diarrhea mouth’ Fayose is a timid man that rants only when in Ekiti State. The excuse he gave is deceitful and untenable,is personal interest more than national interest? We know the truth, he is afraid to face PMB for all he had said about him,period.
    #GuiltyConscience.

  • Arowolo

    Leave Fayose aside! Are we trying to justify the fact that the frail and fragile president shouldn’t have resigned in the interest of the himself and the nation. For example, with his frailty there is no way he can take brain tasking decisions that reqires independent reasoning by personal study and brainstorming sessions. Fayose had acted and made terrible comments unexpected of a patriotic citizen but we must not sentimentalized issues of National importance. In our bid to amend our Constitution the lessons of this scenario should guide qualifications for such important public office and when to disengage or be forced out.

    • Sola Akinwande

      This comment is irrelevant. Tell us if you are a Neurologist to know about the state of Buhari’s brain capacity.

      • Arowolo

        You don’t need a rocket science to understand. Ignorance can be a choice.

  • Ajibo

    I don’t think Fayose absent in that meeting was missing.

  • JasV

    So you were not there, no wonder the place smelt clean and fresh. Your presence will definitely have polluted, soiled the whole environment with the foul odour that emanates from you. Thank you for sparing us that. Your absence was not noticed. It was actually good riddance to bad bad RUBBISH

  • Sola Akinwande

    No one missed you.

  • Stephen Oladipo Gbadebo

    They were expecting fayose to have committed suicide

  • Soji Omole

    He was only too ashamed of himself. QED