Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State on Monday said he did not receive the invite for the meeting of the leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South West, which took place in Lagos on Sunday.
Fayemi, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, however, said he was in total support of the positions taken at the meeting.
Fayemi’s absence, according to Oyebode, was as a result of the mix up in the invitation sent out for the meeting.
He noted that the governor did not get the invitation, which was sent out through WhatsApp message.
“The absence of an invitation for the Southwest APC leaders meeting prevented the Governor from attending the meeting, as he was not aware.
“Governor Fayemi however sent an apology to the meeting through former Ekiti State Governor and Minister of Industries, Trade and Investments, Otunba Niyi Adebayo; as he was already scheduled to attend another engagement at the time he came to learn of the meeting.
“Governor Fayemi, as a true democrat and Southwest leader who is committed to the welfare of the people, is however in total support of the decisions reached by the Southwest leaders at the meeting which include an endorsement of the positions earlier adopted by the Southern Governors’ Forum on the ban on open grazing and the need for true federalism, among others,” Oyebode added.