Dr Kayode Fayemi has formally announced his resignation from President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet as the Minister of Solid Minerals Development.
Fayemi made the announcement on Wednesday at a valedictory briefing in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory in order to pursue his governorship ambition in Ekiti State.
He had given a hint about his resignation from the President’s cabinet earlier in May during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
The former minister emerged as the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for Ekiti State in the party’s rescheduled primary election which held on May 12.
He faulted the allegation that he was desperate to become the governor of the state for a second time.
Instead, Fayemi said he was contesting the election because he was unable to complete his mission in his first tenure.
“I have a sense of unfinished business; not a sense of wanting to come back for desperate reasons. I served as governor of the state for four years – whatever I’m doing is based on the record that somebody could be subjected to critical scrutiny,” he had said.