Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, South-West Nigeria, has declared interest in running for office of president in 2019. The governor told journalists in Ado-Ekiti, capital of the state, he was sure of defeating any candidate presented by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, for the office.
“I have defeated two incumbent governors in two different attempts. So, defeating the All Progressives Congress in the coming presidential election would be a walkover.”
“Many did not believe that I can come back as governor of Ekiti State after eight years; I don’t know how God did it. This time, I am going to the presidency – God is taking me there but I don’t know how”.
He urged leaders of the party as well as all stakeholders to remain strong and support him to achieve his presidential ambitions.