ADO-EKITI—THE Ekiti State Government, yesterday, dismissed a newspaper report insinuating that Governor Kayode Fayemi didn’t see President Muhammadu Buhari on the Aso Villa, describing the report as deceptive.
The state authorities, nonetheless, accused a senior Presidential aide of planting the story “after it was rejected by some State House Correspondents, who rebuffed the former lawmaker for the misleading and malicious story.”
In an announcement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, the state authorities mentioned: “The attention of the general public is being drawn to a misleading publication by a national newspapers online with headline “Fayemi’s failed mission to Villa with Giadom”, printed on Wednesday, June 24th, 2020.
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“The falsehood, we gathered reliably, was fabricated by a senior aide of the Presidency and a former Senator and planted within the newspaper, after it was rejected by some State House Correspondents, who rebuffed the previous lawmaker for the deceptive and malicious story.
It is on file that the previous lawmaker, in his determined bid to garbage Governor Fayemi, had informed his shut associates that he would battle Governor Fayemi, who can be the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, NGF, with falsehood and low-cost blackmail in his nefarious try and destabilize APC in Ekiti State.
“While he has the suitable to proceed to tread the trail of perfidy which has been his life-style from time immemorial, we least anticipated the newspaper to purchase into such low-cost blackmail in type of an unverifiable report, with out due regard to the rules of equity.
“For the aim of readability, you will need to state that the report was clearly a deceptive one designed to solid aspersion on the particular person of Governor Fayemi and create an impression that the NGF Chairman is an undesirable customer on the Villa. The largely unsubstantiated report was stuffed with bile, infantile and unexplainable fury that signified nothing, similar to a story match just for the tabloids.
“We, due to this fact, implore most of the people to ignore the extremely illogical concoction that was served as an unique story.
“In setting the file straight, we hereby state unequivocally that Governor Fayemi had no plan or cause to see Mr. President on Tuesday late afternoon as maliciously introduced within the report. The Governor had earlier seen Mr. President at midday in firm of three of his colleagues – Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Governor Simon Lalong (Plateau) and Governor Badaru Abubakar (Jigawa). Also current at that assembly had been the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof Ibrahim Gambari and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.
“Governor Fayemi was within the villa later within the afternoon to see the COS and State Chief of Protocol, SCOP.
“The Ekiti State Governor was never denied any opportunity to see President Buhari as he did not ask to see the President and neither did he go with Chief Giadom.”