Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has dismissed the reports that he shunned President Muhammadu Buhari’s meeting with governors of the 36 states in the country.
Buhari on Friday, August 25, met with the governor at the State House, Abuja.
The Chairman of the PDP’s Caretaker Committee, Ahmed Makarfi and other leaders of the opposition party were also present at the meeting.
Fayose said he was unable to attend the meeting because it clashed with his chieftaincy installation.
“For those insinuating that I shunned the President’s meeting with governors, I didn’t. I had my installation as Apesin of Ado Ekiti slated for today,” the Governor wrote on Twitter on Friday.
He added that “guests were already in Ekiti since yesterday for the chieftaincy title installation before I received notice of the meeting with the President.”
Buhari at the meeting said the governors have been “doing their best”.
The President, who had earlier met with leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, said, “I have just addressed members of APC and PDP senior officials that came to welcome me back.
“I thank you very much for the national approach in your leadership, those who are leaders at political level and those who are chief executives in their respective states”.
Fayose is one of the major critics of the Buhari administration. He had insisted that the President went into coma while in London, a statement the Presidency since denied.