Ekiti state Governor, Ayodele Fayose recently boasted that he will take over power from President Muhammadu Buhari in the coming election in 2019.
He made his intentions known when he informed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that he will contest for the position of President of Nigeria under the party’s platform in 2019.
The governor addressed his letter to the leadership of the party stating that he will formally declare his presidential ambition on Thursday, September 28, at the Golden Hall, Chelsea Hotel in Abuja at 11:00 am.
The special assistant to the governor on public communications and media, Lere Olayinka made a statement that Fayose in the letter to the party said his ambition to be president was without prejudice to the party’s position, but in the overall interest of the party and Nigeria.
The letter read;
“It is with deep sense of responsibility that I write to inform you of my intention to seek the ticket/mandate of our party to contest the 2019 Presidential election, considering your support and commitment towards our great party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) it becomes imperative to keep you informed and seek your support.”
“This ambition, however, is without prejudice to our party’s position, but in the overall interest of the party and our country.”
“I urge that all hands should be on deck to ensure victory at the 2019 presidential election.”
“Accept the assurances of my highest regards as a determined presidential hopeful.”
“I have (a) penchant for taking powers; that one in Buhari’s hand, I will take it. I’m going straight to that Villa. I’m the next president”
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari and the state governor Aminu Masari have been endorsed for a second term by the Katsina state chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), on Saturday, September 23.