Ayodele Fayose, the governor of Ekiti, has restated his aspiration of becoming Nigeria’s president. Fayose said the preparation for the forthcoming governorship election in Ekiti, in which his successor would emerge, was why he slowed down on his presidential ambition.
“I am still in the presidential race, I am only waiting for the time Ekiti governorship election will hold so I can have the time,” he said.
“Though, I am making contacts, I am reaching out to the people that matter across the country.”
The governor is up against some governorship aspirants in the PDP who are aggrieved that he had endorsed his deputy, Kolapo Olusola, to succeed him.
The aspirants have also called on the party leadership to keep Mr. Fayose out of the primaries and ensure a free and fair contest.
“I have no role to play, only the NWC will present the delegate lists for them to elect the candidate, so I won’t interfere despite my support for Prof Kolapo Olusola,” Mr. Fayose said, while commenting on the primaries.
“I have no regret supporting Olusola, if it were those people I had supported, they won’t be abusing me. But they remain our brothers and sisters and we are going to put our house in order at the right time so that we can be on the same page.”
The governor urged the teachers to support Mr. Olusola the way they did to him in the June 21, 2014 governorship election.
“Don’t vote for those that will come here and sack you,” he said.
“When they sacked your colleagues in Kaduna State, an APC leader in Ekiti said it was a right step in the right direction and I believe such person is not good for Ekiti teachers.
“Prof Olusola is a man of integrity, very hardworking and dependable , he won’t betray you. He will protect your interests and I want you to support him.”