Fayemi reaches out to Oni, Aluko, Bamisile, 12 other co-contestants

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Minister of Mines and Steel Development and Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Sunday kick started reconciliatory move with his co-contestants barely 24 hours after he emerged the party’s flag bearer for the July 14 governorship election.

Fayemi, who on Saturday was declared winner of the APC primary having polled a total 941 votes, visited no fewer than 15 of the aspirants in their respective homes on Sunday.

The Minister who was accompanied by APC Ekiti State Chairman, Chief Jide Awe, and some chieftains of the party visited Engr Segun Oni at his Ifaki-Ekiti country home early on Sunday morning.

Thereafter, he visited Rt.Hon Femi Bamisile, another aspirant and former Speaker of the state House of Assembly at his Ado-Ekiti residence. Fayemi also visited Mr Kola Alabi and Dr Wole Oluyede at their respective residences in Ikere –Ekiti.

The APC candidate also visited Senator Gbanga Aluko at his Ode-Ekiti country home. Other aspirants visited by Fayemi in their respective homes on Sunday include: Mr Muyiwa Olumilua; Mr Kayode Ojo; Hon Bamidele Faparusi; Dr Adebayo Oriire; Dr Oluwole Oluleye; Mr Diran Adesua, Mr Victor Kolade, Coker Olumuyiwa and Mr Sesan Fatoba.

Dr Fayemi described his discussion with his co-contestants as “frank and useful” useful discussion, even as he expressed optimism that the party would go into the July 14 poll as a united entity.

The APC standard bearer, had a few hours after his declaration as winner of the governorship primary, told his supporters of the need to maintain cordial relationship with other co-contestants and their supporters.

He had also hinted on plans to constitute a body of all co-contestants into the Candidate’s Advisory Council.

Yinka Oyebode

Special Adviser (Media) to the Minister

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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