President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a leave request from the Minister of Mines and Steel Development.

Fayemi’s leave was approved to enable him participate in the forthcoming Ekiti gubernatorial election.

The Minister’s Special Assistant in a statement on Monday said Fayemi’s leave will commence on Monday, April 30.

Oyebode said the information became imperative in order to educate certain individuals calling for Fayemi’s disqualification over non-resignation from his present position as a minister.

He said: “They are ignorant of the workings of the party and the laws of the land. You can’t sit down in your house and determine who is going to be disqualified. The party has a machinery to look at every case on its merit and that is why you have the screening committee.

“There is due process in nomination and screening before you even get to the primary. There is no law in the land that says that a serving Minister should vacate his seat before the primary.

"What the law says is 30 days before the election. As a matter of fact, the honourable Minister has been granted leave. He applied for leave and it will commence upper Monday.

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