AYODELE Fayose, incumbent governor of Ekiti State has said he is praying that the All Progressive Congress (APC) should pick the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, John Olukayode Fayemi, as it candidate for the July 14 governorship election in the state.
He was reacting to the rumored governorship ambition of the Minister who happens to also be the immediate past governor of the state.
Fayose made the comments during an interactive session with teachers in public primary and secondary schools at the government house in Ado Ekiti on Friday.
-I am waiting for him (Fayemi) and praying that APC picks him. I want to see how the teachers and other people of Ekiti would vote him, we are waiting,” he said.
Fayose said he would repeat a resounding victory against Fayemi, if the latter is picked as the candidate of the APC, maintaining that he is not threatened by his rumoured ambition.
The governor also said that he has not withdrawn from the 2019 presidential race in spite of the fact that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had zoned the ticket to the north.
-I am still in the presidential race I am only waiting for the time Ekiti governorship election will hold so I can have the time.
“Though, I am making contacts, I am reaching out to the people that matter across the country,” he added.
Commencement date of Campaigns for Ekiti Governorship election is April 15, 2018.
Yesterday, campaign posters of the Minister vying for the state governorship election flooded strategic locations across the state capital.
The minister is yet to officially declare his intention wether to run or not.
He has also not reacted to the campaign posters which flooded the city.
He sought been re-elected in the 2014 governorship poll but lost to Governor Ayodele Fayose.