Minister of Mines and Steel Development and Governorship Candidate of the
All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Sunday kick started
reconciliatory move with his co-contestants barely 24 hours after he
emerged the party’s flag bearer for the July 14 governorship election.
Fayemi, who on Saturday was declared winner of the APC primary having
polled a total 941 votes, visited no fewer than 15 of the aspirants in
their respective homes on Sunday.
The Minister who was accompanied by APC Ekiti State Chairman, Chief Jide
Awe, and some chieftains of the party visited Engr Segun Oni at his
Ifaki-Ekiti country home early on Sunday morning.
Thereafter, he visited Rt.Hon Femi Bamisile, another aspirant and former
Speaker of the state House of Assembly at his Ado-Ekiti residence. Fayemi
also visited Mr Kola Alabi and Dr Wole Oluyede at their respective
residences in Ikere –Ekiti.
The APC candidate also visited Senator Gbanga Aluko at his Ode-Ekiti
country home. Other aspirants visited by Fayemi in their respective homes
on Sunday include: Mr Muyiwa Olumilua; Mr Kayode Ojo; Hon Bamidele
Faparusi; Dr Adebayo Oriire; Dr Oluwole Oluleye; Mr Diran Adesua, Mr
Victor Kolade, Coker Olumuyiwa and Mr Sesan Fatoba.
Dr Fayemi described his discussion with his co-contestants as “frank and
useful” useful discussion, even as he expressed optimism that the party
would go into the July 14 poll as a united entity.
The APC standard bearer, had a few hours after his declaration as winner
of the governorship primary, told his supporters of the need to maintain
cordial relationship with other co-contestants and their supporters.
He had also hinted on plans to constitute a body of all co-contestants
into the Candidate’s Advisory Council.