Former Ekiti governor, Kayode Fayemi, has denied a report which quoted him as saying APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, brought his current misfortune upon himself. Fayemi said the report is “highly mischievous and malicious.”
“It must be stressed that Dr Kayode Fayemi never granted any interview where he made disparaging comments about the person of our highly revered leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.,” said Fayemi in a statement by his media aide, Olayinka Oyebode.
Fayemi, who is currently the minister of solid minerals, said that it was impossible for him to speak evil or seek to demean Tinubu or any of our respected leaders under any circumstance as he holds him in high esteem.
“The bond that exists between them dates back to decades of cordial relationship and no peddler of falsehood or group of blackmailers hiding under the guise of politics can put asunder,” the statement said.
Some news sites had quoted Fayemi as saying although Tinubu was instrumental to the political rise of some politicians in the South West, he should not have assumed that they would continue to be subservient to him.
“Asiwaju’s antics are not new to us. We can never underrate his political calculations and permutations. Yet, we cannot continue worshiping him. He deserves respect that we are giving but should stop making this country and our party ungovernable for our leaders. The steering is always meant for the driver and not in conjunction with the conductor.
“What happened in Ondo State during our primary that produced Chief Rotimi Akeredolu against the wishful calculation and permutation of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to impose Hon. Segun Abraham was a complete display of egocentric orientation by Asiwaju. No single man, I repeat, no single individual can override the decision of our political party. No more in APC!” the statement attribute to Fayemi had said.