Former Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, has formally bowed out of the cabinet of President Buhari . with a special valedictory session held in his honour.
President Buhari led other members of the Federal Executive Council to bid the Ekiti State governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) farewell at a brief event held inside the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Fayemi’s former colleagues in the cabinet expressed the belief that he has what he takes to rescue his state. The former minister thanked Buhari and his colleagues for the honour.
While speaking yesterday, the former Minister noted that the task to rescue Ekiti from impunity and bad governance was a collective one with all hands on deck to defeat governor Fayose’s protégé, Prof. Kolapo Olusola.
Fayemi said: “You know when the heat is turned on our friend, you know how he reacts. The coming fire will consume Fayose up to the root.
“Now, Ekiti people have become butt of jokes as people use to ask Ekiti people that how did we get this mad dog and fraudster as the governor?
“The coming battle is about Ekiti liberation; let us chase this mad dog away first. What I have seen here today shows that God is ready to set Ekiti free from bondage.
“We will give everything it will take us and everything needed to achieve it, God will give us.
“We will not use power but we will only use logistics; we don’t need power, we only need logistics and those logistics will make the election to be free, fair, credible and transparent.
“Although he boasts in the open, Fayose is a coward; I only pity the innocent man who will be dumped at the end but we shall accommodate him back at his lecturing job in Ife after the election.”
Below are pictures showing the moment Fayemi bowed out of office.