Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayo Fayose, has announced his intention to become President when Nigerians select a new leader to lead for four years in 2019.
Fayose made this known on Thursday in Ado Ekiti during his speech to hundreds of women at an event to celebrate International Women’s Day.
“I want them to here in the Villa, I will be president of Nigeria Tomorrow, ” said the Governor.
“Sometimes, it is difficult for people to believe but when it happens, I want you to know that I’ve said so before.”
In anticipation of the coming general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2017 zoned its Presidency to the North and its national chairmanship was allocated to the South, a position being occupied by Prince Uche Secondus.
Though Fayose’s ambition to contest for Presidency might be against the party’s choice , he informed the PDP leaders in a letter last year that his ambition was no in opposition to the party’s plans but in the overall interest of the party and the country. .
At an event held on September 28, 2017, in Abuja, he said had“I am confident with your support as my party leaders and supporters, I will defeat the incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari, in a free and fair election. Nobody like me can take out the President from his office – twice I defeated the incumbents to become governor of Ekiti State. ”
To the governor told his supporters today in Ado Ekiti that he would not be silenced by any form of pressure or intimidation from anyone or group.
He castigated the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) citing failure and neglect the promises made to Nigerians during the 2015 elections.
“All I said about this present APC government; they are leaving and they have stood the test of time,” said Fayose. “For me, greater is he that is in me than he that is there, and in the world.”
“I have fought so many battles, my enemies and opponents have lost all, I’ve won all; I’ve not lost one. We will not allow anybody to cow us; there is one thing I want to remind them, power belongs to God – you are there today, we will be there tomorrow.
“Nigerians want a change, a better change, a change that is not selective; Ekiti, well-represented by Ayo Fayose will be part and parcel of the government at the centre in 2019 by the grace of God,” he added..
He further added that despite being his final partaking in the event as a Governor although it would be his last participation, he would come from Abuja to grace the event as a president the following year.
The event had the governor’s wife, Mrs Feyisetan Fayose; his deputy, Professor Kolapo Olusola; and rights activist Joe Okei- Odumakin etc in marked attendance and support of the Governor.