Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has been elected President of the Forum of Regions of Africa, (FORAF).
Fayemi Elected Africa Regions Forum President
Fayemi, who is also the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), was elected on Friday, September 9, in an election held in the city of Saidia in Morocco.
According to Vanguard, the first edition of the FORAF is being held in Morocco from September 8 to 10 under the auspices of His Majesty, King Mohammed VI.
The Forum is organized by United Cities and Local Governments of Africa, in collaboration with the Association of Moroccan Regions, the Council of the Oriental Region and the Directorate General of Territorial Collectivities of the Ministry of the Interior of the Kingdom of Morocco.
The meeting, themed “The contribution of Regional Governments to the sustainable development and to the dynamics of integration of Africa”, is a concrete implementation of the decisions taken by the General Assembly of UCLG Africa during the 8th edition of the Africities Summit, held in Marrakech in November 2018, as stated by Mrs. Fatimetou Abdel Malick, President of UCLG Africa.
This Forum is bringing together for the first time the Presidents of regions, counties and federal states of more than 20 African countries that have a second level of decentralised territorial government, including Nigeria, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, etc.
According to a text message by the Director, Media and Public Affairs of NGF, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, more than 400 participants are currently participating in the meeting.
KanyiDaily recalls that Governor Kayode Fayemi had previously declared to contest for the 2023 presidency on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).