Minister of Solid Minerals, Kayode Fayemi, has denied blasting national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, during a 19th November 2016 campaign rally for Rotimi Akeredolu, the party’s candidate at the Ondo State guber elections.
Fayemi said in a statement on Sunday:
“Dr. Fayemi subscribes to the highest moral and ethical standard of the Yoruba and as such would not speak evil or seek to demean Asiwaju Tinubu or any of our respected leaders under no circumstance whatsoever.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Dr. Fayemi has always held and will continue to hold Asiwaju Tinubu in high esteem.
“The bond that exists between them dates back to decades of cordial relationship and no peddler of falsehood or group of blackmailers hiding under the guise of politics can put asunder.
“The highly mischievous and malicious report is nothing but a tissue of lies.
“It must be stressed that Dr. Kayode Fayemi never granted any interview where he made disparaging comments about the person of our highly revered leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.”