Dr.Kayode Fayemi
Dr.Kayode Fayemi

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, will today formally relinquish his office to pursue his governorship ambition in Ekiti State.

Fayemi who won the primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti will fly the party’s flag in July 14, governorship election in the state.

It was  gathered that Fayemi had, indeed dropped his resignation letter to President Muhammadu Buhari about three weeks ago which will take effect  today (May 30, 2018).

A reliable source close to the minister said, “Unknown to many Nigerians, Fayemi had submitted his letter of resignation to the president about three weeks ago to take effect from 30th May 2018 and which the president has accepted.

“Thousands of Ekiti people are already waiting for him, his campaign will start formally on Monday.”

The source also dismissed the rumours making the rounds that Fayemi has appointed a certain woman, lecturing at the Federal University Oye as his running mate.”