I prefer staying with my Ekiti people than attending Buhari's impromptu meeting - Fayose

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has said that he didn’t attend the meeting President Muhammadu Buhari held with all governors in Nigeria because he could not abandon his people to attend an ‘impromptu’ meeting with Mr. Buhari in Abuja.

Fayose was reacting to insinuations that he shunned Friday’s meeting between the president and governors.

In a series of tweets, Mr. Fayose said he received the invitation to the meeting with the president, while preparation for his traditional installation as the Apesin of Ado Ekiti was in top gear adding that “he could not have abandoned his guests for an impromptu meeting with the president.”

“For those insinuating that I shunned the president’s meeting with governors, I didn’t. I had my installation as Apesin of Ado Ekiti slated for today.

“Guests were already in Ekiti since yesterday for the chieftaincy title installation before I received notice of the meeting with the President.

“There was no how I could have abandoned the people here in Ado Ekiti for the impromptu meeting with the President,’’ Mr. Fayose said in the tweets.

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