- Campaign posters for Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti have flooded the internet ahead of the 2023 presidential election
- The posters were published by the chairman of the Ikere local government area of the state, Femi Ayodele
- However, Fayemi's chief press secretary, Yinka Oyebode, has said that the governor knows nothing about the posters that have already gone viral online
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With the identity of Nigeria's next president still a mystery, it was a shock for many citizens to find the campaign poster of Governor Kayode Fayemi ahead of 2023 presidential election online.
According to The Nation, the posters were spread on social media by Femi Ayodele, the chairman of Ikere local government area of the state.
Ayodele, confirming his position, told journalists that the Ekiti governor's credentials as a politician makes him very suitable for the office.
He added that Fayemi's commitment, resourcefulness and pedigree empower him to be able to lead the nation in the next political dispensation.
However, the governor's chief press secretary, Yinka Oyebode, claimed that his principal is not aware of the online posters and that Ayodele is only expressing his personal wish and opinion about Fayemi.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state had said that he would remain firm in his support for a southerner to emerge as the president of Nigeria come 2023.
El-Rufai said that based on the zoning arrangement already in place in the country especially since the inception of democracy, it is time for the south to produce the next Nigerian leader at the expiration of President Muhammadu Buhari's second term.
In another post, it was reported that Fayemi tested positive for the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Legit.ng gathered that the governor announced the news via his Twitter handle on Wednesday, July 22, adding that he has gone on self-isolation.
He said he would delegate critical tasks to his deputy while he would continue routine duty from home.
The governor has since recovered. Fayemi announced his recovery in a post on his verified Twitter account on Saturday, August 1.
He expressed gratitude to all those that supported him when he was down with the deadly pandemic disease.
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