Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti said he will officially declare his presidential ambition tomorrow but Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have advised him not to waste his time. The party described his ambition as a comic show that would not go far.
As part of effort to gather support for the next presidential election in Nigeria, the PDP has zoned the slot to the North. “The highest organ of the party, which is the national convention, zoned the presidential ticket of the PDP to the north. That has not changed.”
“The same national convention zoned the position of the national chairman to the south. The convention has yet to change any of these two. “That (national convention) is the supreme organ of the party. Those decisions are binding on all members of the party. Nobody can alter these decisions. “The governor is a member of the party and was at the convention where these decisions were taken. As a leader of the party, one expected the governor to respect the party and its decisions.
“If someone in such an office is breaking the decisions of the party, what do you expect from the rank and file. “My dear leader, it is with deep sense of responsibility that I write to inform you of my intention to seek the ticket/mandate of our party to contest the 2019 presidential election, considering your support and commitment towards our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party, it becomes imperative to keep you informed and seek your support. “This ambition is however without prejudice to our party’s position, but in the overall interest of the party and our country.
At the Akwa Ibom state 30th anniversary in Uyo, Fayose openly declare his ambition in the presence of Vice President Osibajo. When he took the microphone from former governor of the state, Barrister Godwill Akpabio, he said “He can talk.Maybe i will make him my coordinator”