The Minister of Solid Minerals and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has dismissed media reports which quoted him as saying a National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, was responsible for his own travail in the party.
In a statement by his media aide, Olayinka Oyebode, the former Ekiti State governor described the report as, “highly mischievous and malicious,” stressing that he would never abuse or disrespect Tinubu because he holds the politician in high esteem.
The statement reads, “Dr. Fayemi subscribes to the highest moral and ethical standard of the Yoruba and as such would not speak evil or seek to demean Asiwaju Tinubu or any of our respected leaders under no circumstance whatsoever.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Dr. Fayemi has always held and will continue to hold Asiwaju Tinubu in high esteem.
“The bond that exists between them dates back to decades of cordial relationship and no peddler of falsehood or group of blackmailers hiding under the guise of politics can put asunder.”
“It must be stressed that Dr. Kayode Fayemi never granted any interview where he made disparaging comments about the person of our highly revered leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.”
Recall that Tinubu has come under serious attack by APC members following his call for the party’s National Chairman, John Oyegun to resign over alleged irregularities that marred the party’s primary election in Ondo State.