Ekiti APC Spokesman, Olatunbosun blames Fayemi over failure to clinch National Publicity Secretary position
The Publicity Secretary, Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Chief Taiwo Olatunbosun, is not happy over his failure to realise his dream of becoming the National Publicity Secretary of the party, and he is blaming Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi for not doing enough for him to clinch the position.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki’s protégé, Bolaji Abdullai was announced as replacement for Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who left the APC National Publicity Secretary position last year upon his appointment as minister.
Source very close to Olatunbosun said he was on phone altercation with a leader of the APC in Ekiti State on Sunday evening for over 30 minutes, expressing his disappointment.
“Oga (Taiwo Olatunbosun) is not happy at all. All that he was doing since the beginning of this year, hitting Governor Fayose in the media was to position him for the National Publicity Secretary position.
“The moment Lai Mohammed was appointed as minister, Oga confided in some of us that he will do everything possible, including fabricating lies against Fayose to clinch the position. But now that the position has been given to Malam Bolaji Abdulahi, his feeling has been that of betrayal because he believed that if Fayemi had put his feet down, he would have gotten it,” the source said.
Another inside source said Olatunbosun tried to reach out to Fayemi during the just concluded Ondo State gubernatorial election in which the minister was noted to have played a prominent role, but claimed the minister avoided him throughout.
“His Excellency really disappointed me and every progressives from Ekiti. It is no more a rumour that he deliberately let go of the National Publicity Secretary post which he promised to lobby for Ekiti because of the strategic position of the State. He is instead, pursuing his 2018 gubernatorial ambition not minding anything else.
“He has proved to be egocentric and selfish these days in his hunt for power, fame and unending immunity. It is unfortunate that he couldn’t stand on his words for once,” the insider recounted Olatunbosun to have lamented.
He confided further that Olatunbosun underscored the new party national spokesperson in terms of media exposure and image making for the party, saying the ministerial experience Abdullahi once had cannot guarantee good will and corporate image for the party under his watch as the spokesman.
Source: Punch News