Buhari approves Kayode Fayemi’s leave

A leave application made by the minister of mines and steel development, Kayode Fayemi, has been approved by President Muhammadu Buhari. 

Daily Independent reports that Fayemi's leave request was granted to enable him participate actively in the governorship election in Ekiti state scheduled to hold in July. 

The special assistant to Fayemi on media, Yinka Oyebode on Sunday, April 22, said the minister's leave will commence on Monday, April 30. 

Oyebode said the information became imperative in order to educate certain individuals calling for Fayemi’s disqualification over non-resignation from his present position as a minister before joining the Ekiti gubernatorial race. 

He said: “They are ignorant of the workings of the party and the laws of the land. You can’t sit down in your house and determine who is going to be disqualified. 

The party has a machinery to look at every case on its merit and that is why you have the screening committee. “There is due process in nomination and screening before you even get to the primary. 

There is no law in the land that says that a serving minister should vacate his seat before the primary. What the law says is 30 days before the election. 

As a matter of fact, the honourable minister has been granted leave. He applied for leave and it will commence upper Monday. 

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