2023: Fayemi joins presidential race
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Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, will on Wednesday declare his intention to contest for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC), his chief press secretary Yinka Oyebode has said.
Mr Oyebode said the chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum will unveil his agenda following consultations with President Muhammadu Buhari and others.
“Dr Fayemi’s engagements with political and traditional leaders went on side by side with consultations with his colleague governors, especially those elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress,” the statement said.
“As at date he has conferred with and shared his vision with no fewer than 20 of the 22 APC governors, in the consultation process that is expected to run till the party’s primaries, later in the month.
“The NGF Chairman said the engagements with the traditional rulers and political leaders provided an avenue to share and listen to their perspectives on the ideal approaches to building a united country based on justice, freedom, equity and the rule of law. The aggregate opinion, counsel and goodwill received during the consultation period will form the crux of his declaration on Wednesday at the nation’s capital city.”
Fayemi’s ambition further divides interests within the APC as Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has also declared his intention to be the party’s candidate amid party strongman Bola Tinubu’s campaign.