John Kayode Fayemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti state, has announced he will resign his post as Minister of Mines and Steel Development, next week.
Fayemi made the disclosure to state house correspondents on Wednesday, saying he was on a rescue mission to Ekiti.
The former governor admitted that there is a lot of work to do and he and his co-contestants in the APC primary are seeing the coming election as a collective rescue mission, TheCable writes.
“I am the minister of the federal republic for at least one week. So, for the next one week, I am the minister of mines and steel,” he said.
“I am also the candidate of our party… The important thing is to see this as a collective rescue mission and I am glad that my co-contestants have seen it in that light. I have met with all the co-contestants, I have broken fast with them, I have shared ideas with them, I have also extended an olive branch to them to be part of the candidate advisory council for this election, and they have all graciously agreed to do that.
“We are confident that the APC will carry the day but there are still a lot of work to do.”