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Why I no longer want to be president in 2019 – Fayose

The governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has hinted why he is no longer interested in running for president in 2019.

The outgoing governor spoke in Ado Ekiti on Friday while receiving a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, Musa Kwakwanso, who was in the state to seek the support of Ekiti delegates.

“As a good leader, I cannot abandon my loyal deputy whose mandate was stolen by the APC and be pursuing another ambition,” Mr Fayose said.

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

Mr Fayose declared his ambition to run for the office of president in September 2017, in Abuja.

Mr Fayose had boasted as one of his predictions that would come to pass, that he would be president in 2019.

He also vowed to defeat the incumbent in a free and fair election.

But speaking on Friday, the governor said with Mr Kwakwanso now in the PDP he had been vindicated that President Muhammadu Buhari lacked the capacity to govern the country.

The Kano senator is among a retinue of aspirants seeking the ticket of the PDP to contest next year’s presidential election.

According to Mr Fayose, when he gave the warning about the capacity of President Buhari, Mr Kwankwaso was one of the people who reacted angrily against him.

“But thank God, today, you have seen reason and you are now born again,” Mr Fayose told his guest.

“I told Nigerians in 2015 when Buhari was campaigning that he lacked capacity. His subordinates have always handled governance whenever he heads a place. You said what is this Fayose saying but today, you are a great convert.”

The governor said Mr Buhari was a wrong choice for the All Progressives Congress (APC), and described him as a “black market.”

Mr. Fayose urged the PDP to pick the best candidate so that Nigerians could have a choice in 2019.

“We must approach this battle with as a united body. This is a wake up call for all the aspirants. We want a man in whom our future and the future of the country is guaranteed,” he said.

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About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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