….Discuss with Gov Inuwa over national issues
William Attah, Gombe
Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Dr. Kayode Fayemi has said that members of the Forum will continue to look for the best way in building on the gains of the APC Federal Government despite the daunting economic and security challenges facing the country.
Governor Fayemi stated this Wednesday afternoon in Gombe during what he described as his routine consultative meeting with members of the NGF.
He said, “these are very difficult times for our country and our President is doing his best to calm things down”.
According to him, ” the economy is not experiencing the best of times, our security situation continues to be challenging and we are in a period of transition”.
He said, “for us as Governors, we always must find bases together to move with the President of the country in order to strengthen the federation and build a better country that will serve the interest of our people”.
Speaking to journalists after he held a brief meeting with Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, Dr. Fayemi said as far as the economy is concerned, our primary role as members of the National Economic Council and field commanders for the President of Nigeria, is to support him to get over these challenges which are both internal and external.
Asked about his rumoured Presidential ambition, Dr. Fayemi said this is not a season for political declaration as it is a spiritual season for both Christian lent and Muslim Ramadan.
He said, ” whether I am going to run for the Presidency or not, is a matter of conjecture.
“What I will appeal to you Journalists is to wait till after this spiritual season. It will be disrespectful of all our faiths, Muslims and Christians to start playing that politics. I’m a Catholic and lent is very important to us just as Ramadan is important to my brother (Gov Inuwa). Let this period end”, he stated.