2019: Ekiti Gov, Fayose, Withdraws His Presidential Ambition

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has announced the withdrawal of

his ambition to contest for the office of the President in 2019.


The governor, had indicated intention to contest for the nation’s

number one position early in the year.


Fayose made this known on Saturday while receiving two presidential

aspirants; former governor Rabiu Kwankwaso and former minister, Tanimu Turaki, who came to lobby him and delegates in the state PDP.


He said he had to drop the ambition as mark of sympathy and concern

for his deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola-Eleka who lost in the last

gubernatorial election in the state.


“I dropped the presidential ambition because of the stolen mandate

freely given to my deputy.


“As a good leader, I cannot abandon my loyal deputy whose mandate was

stolen by the APC and be pursuing another ambition.


“My posters are there in a room. I am committed to the recovery of the

mandate for now more than anything else”, he said.


Fayose had not only opened campaign offices, but also came out with

branded vehicles with which to campaign for the presidential slot.


The two visiting presidential aspirants assured PDP members in Ekiti

that the party would regain power in 2019.


They urged the Ekiti delegates to consider their candidature so as to

make the dream become a reality.