According to the former Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi while speaking with newsmen on his ministerial nomination, said he had no idea he was going to be nominated. Below is what he said...
“Well, to the extent that I was not told by the President that I was going to be on his list; yes, it came as a surprise. The president is a surprise master; let me put it that way.
“He did not tell anyone to the best of my knowledge and I would have thought that I was in a vantage position to know more than others. I was with him for five days before then.
“I was with him in New York at the United Nations General Assembly, and he never uttered a word about his list to me nor to anyone else.
“We came back to Nigeria together, I was with him up till 4pm on the evening he submitted the list to the President of the Senate and I didn’t have any clue as to what was going to happen. So, to that extent, I was pleasantly surprised.” He said.
He added that; “One must thank the President for reposing confidence in us and we thank the party because when you look at the list, you see that this is a galaxy of party men and women, people who have really been active, who have worked so hard to ensure the victory of our party.
“And we also owe it as a duty to deliver on the promises made to Nigerians by the party, so it is a call to duty really; it involved a lot of work, service and sacrifice of Nigerians."