- Ekiti state Governor Ayodele Fayose has inaugurated his 2019 presidential ambition
- Fayose had previously vowed to approach Supreme Court to determine his eligibility to re-contest 2018 governorship election in the state
- But Fayose’s new presidential ambition is an indication that he might have jettisoned his plan to seek governorship re-election
Despite his earlier resolve to seek a legal permission to seek re-election in Ekiti state in 2018, Governor Ayodele Fayose has jettisoned his plan and launched his presidential campaign on Facebook.
The Punch reports that Fayose had initially said he would approach the Supreme Court to determine his eligibility to run again for the office of governor of his state because of his inability to finish his first term in office.
NAIJ.com gathered that Fayose, whose impeachment then had been declared null and void by the apex court, had said there was need to finish his first four years in office.
Fayose, who is the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum, was one of the two governors in the party who spoke vehemently against the continued stay in office of the former National Chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff.
Ironically, the governor was also among the few governors who brought the former governor of Borno state to the office of the national chairman of the former ruling party.
The PDP had zoned the position of the party’s presidential candidate to the northern part of the country.
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It is, however, not clear if the party would go back on this, but analysts believed that Fayose could be positioning himself for the position of running mate for the party’s presidential candidate.
The three organs of the party, which are the Expanded National Caucus, Board of Trustees and the National Executive Committee, are meeting in Abuja in Monday July 17 and Tuesday July 18.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that Fayose declared that he would rule Nigeria as President and commander-in-chief very soon.
In the NAIJ.com video below, some Nigerians express their views about who they will vote for Between Buhari abd Fayose in 2019