Ekiti state Governor Kayode Fayemi has been elected as the new chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF). Fayemi, who is the former minister of Mines and Steel Development, was elected as chairman of NGF during a meeting of the forum in Abuja, The Nation reports.
It was gathered that the Ekiti state governor had been the favourite to pilot the affairs of the forum after the governors reportedly rejected Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state.
News Critic had reported that the People Democratic Party, PDP, rejected el-rufai due to his perceived extremist tendencies and preferred Fayemi. Also is the fact that the south east and south west are the only regions that have not held the office since it was established in 1999.
Meanwhile Fayemi has said he will disengage over 2000 Ekiti state workers engaged by Ayo Fayose his predecessor. Lere Olayinka, the spokesperson to Fayose in a statement on Wednesday, described the action of the governor as wicked and political vendetta promoted to its peak.
Olayinka said the governor had only succeeded in writing his name in the history books of Ekiti as one who inflicts pains and sorrow on the people. He said: “Fayemi has only demonstrated the wickedness in his heart by sacking Ekiti sons and daughters who were duly employed by the state government. “It will be on record that the PDP government of Ayodele Fayose gave jobs to over 2,000 unemployed youths in Ekiti while the APC government of Kayode Fayemi sacked them.”
He also warned that whoever applauds the “show of wickedness will be reminded in future when actions of Fayemi will also be reviewed”.