The clandestine moves of President Buhari to impose former governor Kayode Fayemi who’s currently serving as the Minister of Solid Minerals has been uncovered.
In what look like continuous sponsoring of infractions within rank and file of Party leadership, President Buhari was reported to have invited the National Leader of All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to a truce meeting, urging the former Lagos State Governor to pardon and forgive his former Political son, Fayemi.
The move, our reporter gathered was in tune with some selected State Governors and warring leaders, who are opposed to Bola Tinubu growing acceptability and relevance sinister persuasion on the President to allow Fayemi who is seen as one of them return to compensate him for the fraudulent loss at the last Ekiti poll to incumbent, Governor Ayodele Fayose, perpetrated by some mischievous and powerful politician of the former administration. Part of the negotiation with the President was the success of hatchet Job the Fayemi and these cabals among APC Governors supervised with Fayemi to ensure Gov Rotimi Akeredolu emerge at the primary against the wish of the Ondo leaders and delegates.
Sources further disclosed that President Buhari was reminded of his Promise to Fayemi at his visit to Ekiti during the last lap of Fayemi’s tenure in October 2014 where he advised Fayemi not to contest INEC decision to return Fayose despite bulk of measured discrepancies gathered. To further the position, the ongoing NEC struggle was brought to table, the APC Governors insisted it was Fayemi idea in collaboration with them to extend APC executive tenure to promote and sell Buhari 2019 return to power.
President Buhari, however was incensed and blackmailed by the persuasion, invited Asiwaju Bola Tinubu calling for Truce. Begged the National Leader to forgive Fayemi, accept and support the Minister to run for another term. Leaving the meeting aghast Tinubu however, our insider reported left the country for Paris immediately after the Monday NEC meeting.
Another source further disclosed that the development is not received in good faith as Ekiti Party leaders are divided and rancorous by it, those who strongly oppose Fayemi’s return have threaten to reject the plot and to take the battle to their members and supporters. It is believed a return of Fayemi would be too counter productive for the party and would largely promote disunity on excuse that Fayemi is a bad leader without compassion for members.
Sworn not to accommodate hardship of members, the leaders are determined to mobilise powerfully against him.
In another development, a meeting has been scheduled for Friday in Osogbo to be presided by former Governor of Osun State, Chief Bisi Akande whose attendance has not confirmed to consolidate the sinister move and the Mr President persuasion. At first, Mr President rejected and condemned the idea of articulating any aspirant against another but pressure from the APC Governors, Two from South West, and two from Northern part of Nigeria look to be working out.