Buhari Really Surprised Me With My Ministerial Nomination- Former Gov. Fayemi

Immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi. Photo Credit: Filed.

Immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari didn’t inform him about his ministerial nomination. Fayemi said that it came to him as a pleasant surprise, as he had no knowledge of it.

Ex-Gov Fayemi is one of the ministerial nominees sent to the Senate by the presidency for screening and approval. The list was read on the floor of the Senate today with names like past governors Babatunde Fashola, Rotimi Amaechi, Chris Ngige.

Fayemi disclosed this while speaking with newsmen at the National Headquarters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Tuesday.

Fayemi said, “Well, to the extent that I was not told by the President that I was going to be on his list; yes, it came as a surprise. The president is a surprise master; let me put it that way.


“He did not tell anyone to the best of my knowledge and I would have thought that I was in a vantage position to know more than others. I was with him for five days before then.

“I was with him in New York at the United Nations General Assembly, and he never uttered a word about his list to me nor to anyone else.

“We came back to Nigeria together, I was with him up till 4pm on the evening he submitted the list to the President of the Senate and I didn’t have any clue as to what was going to happen. So, to that extent, I was pleasantly surprised,” he added.

See Also: Buhari Wasted Nigeria’s Time With His Recycled Ministerial List- Former Kaduna Gov, Balarabe Musa

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