Ekiti State governor Fayemi declares to run for president
Ekiti State governor Kayode Fayemi on Wednesday declared his intention to run for the office of Nigeria president on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Fayemi made the declaration at the Hilton Hotel, Abuja in the company of his wife Erelu Bisi Fayemi, APC Governorship aspirant, Biodun Oyebanji, members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, and traditional rulers.
“After a careful consideration of where we are as a nation, I believe that my entry into the race will offer Nigerians the opportunity to examine competing visions for national rebirth,” Fayemi said.
“I am a full-blooded child of Nigeria…I can boldly and confidently say, let us as one people dig deep into our history & hearts to revive hope and do the work of faith that will get us to the greater good.”
Fayemi joined the long list of aspirants aiming to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari to contest the presidential ticket of the APC.
Other aspirants in the APC include former Lagos State governor Bola Tinubu, vice president Yemi Osinbajo, Senator Rochas Okorocha, labour minister Chris Ngige, transportation minister Rotimi Amaechi, former Ogun State governor Ibikunle Amosun, Ebonyi State governor Dave Umahi, Cross River State governor Ben Ayade, Kogi State governor Yahaya Bello and others.