President Buhari made this statement at a dinner for the party flag bearer in Ekiti, his co-contestants and other leaders from the South West including the former governor of Lagos State and leader of the APC Chief Bola Tinubu as well as Chief Bisi Akande.
The President said the party must work together in the state to ensure that the will of the people was not subverted. He told the group that as he promised before, he will not interfere in the internal affairs of the party any level. The President commended his minister of Solid Mineral Resources Kayode Fayemi for already reaching out to his co-contestants who lost out in the Saturday primaries.
Buhari, in a statement a day earlier by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said Fayemi’s track record in the state as a reformist, “with a penchant for building educational infrastructure and promoting the welfare of the ordinary people,” will bolster his chances at the forthcoming polls.
In another development, Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has warned Dr. Kayode Fayemi, to stop boasting about the use of federal might to win the July 14 governorship election. Fayose stated this in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday, when the Muslim Community in the state held a gathering to appreciate the appointment of one of them, Kazeem Deji Ogunsakin, as the deputy governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).