On Saturday, reports that Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose has dropped his 2019 presidential ambition filled the news space.
While many may be wondering why the outspoken governor has given up on his goals, he has clarified the situation stating that there was need for his presence in his state.
Fayose who spoke in Ado Ekiti while receiving Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Alhaji Rabiu Kwankwaso, said, “As a good leader, I cannot abandon my loyal deputy whose mandate was stolen by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and be pursuing another ambition. My posters are there in a room, but I am committed to the recovery of the mandate”.
According to him, his decision was informed by the July 14 gubernatorial election in Ekiti which he alleges was “stealing of the mandate freely given to Professor Kolapo Olusola by the people.”
Speaking on President Buhari, Fayose said, “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.””
He went ahead to describe the president as “black market”.