Kayode Fayemi, governorship candidate of  the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming July 14 election in Ekiti State has resigned his appointment as Minister of Mines and Steel Development.

His resignation is to enable him concentrate on his campaign and plans to emerge the governor of the state.

The minister tendered his resignation letter to the President three weeks ago, but it will officially take effect from Wednesday, May 30.

He will address a press conference later on Wednesday and finally sign off from the ministry at 12pm.

Fayemi is contesting against Kolapo Olusola, Governor Ayo Fayose’s deputy as his major opponent, and other candidates from other political parties.

Fayemi won a rescheduled primary of his party on May 12 to pick the ticket. To become the Ekiti APC candidate, Fayemi polled 941 votes.

The aspirants who came closest were Segun Oni (481 votes), Kayode Ojo (281), Olufemi Richard Bamisile (179), Oluyede Oluwole (121), and Aluko Daniel Olugbenga (86).

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