Fayemi’s Emergence as NGF Chair Positions Him as a S’West Numero Uno


Kayode Fayemi at the FEC Meeting

  • Vows not to sacrifice national interest

Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti

With the election of Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, as the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), the political calculations in the South-west could begin to change.

As it happened in the past, governors who had chaired the NGF had used the office to position themselves for relevance in the polity.

Former Kwara State Governor, Dr. Bukola Saraki and former Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, who both chaired the NGF, had used the platform to position themselves for more relevance in the current political dispensation.

Saraki, who left the Kwara Government House for the Senate, subsequently became the Senate president while Amaechi emerged as the Director-General of Buhari Presidential Campaign Organisation in 2015 and a powerful cabinet member in the outgoing administration.

So, with Fayemi’s emergence now, given…

Source: Thisday Newspaper