Following recent rumours about a phony interview in which Kayode Fayemi, the Minister of Solid Minerals Development Kayode Fayemi made negative comments about Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the minister has openly denied the report and clarified the state of relations between himself and the elder statesman.
Through his verified Twitter account, Fayemi cleared the air in a series of 7 tweets.
“I have been alerted to a story circulating online ascribing certain remarks to me regarding the person of our leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. The said report is not only mischievous but totally malicious and nothing but a tissue of lies. I never granted such interview & will never use such words quoted in the fictional report against anyone let alone our revered BAT.
“I subscribe to the highest moral and ethical standards of the Yoruba culture. I respect my elders and leaders at all times. As such, I would never speak evil or seek to demean Asiwaju Tinubu or any of our respected leaders under no circumstance whatsoever. My relationship with Asiwaju dates back to days of pro-democracy agitations thus precedes the mundane politics of the 4th republic.”
Fayemi also thanked those who drew his attention to the report and “many more who were quick to discard the falsehood of a report”.