- The discussion about who should govern Nigeria in 2023 has again surfaced
- The Ekiti chapter of the APC has disclosed why it sees Governor Kayode Fayemi as a presidential candidate
- However, Fayemi has not yet formally declared his intention to contest the presidential election
The Ekiti chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has urged Governor Kayode Fayemi to contest the presidency in 2023.
The state caretaker chairman, Paul Omotoso, Saturday, December 19, said Fayemi is eminently qualified to occupy the position considering his political profile, Vanguard reported.
He said APC members will drag the governor into the presidential race if he refuses to willingly contest.
According to The Nation, Omotoso who was represented by the state publicity secretary, Ade Ajayi, at a political event said it was time for a Nigerian president to emerge from the Ekiti state.
The politician said:
“On the 2023 presidency, the time has come for President to come from Ekiti. That is why we are pleading with you to support Governor Fayemi.
“Though Governor Fayemi has never said he wanted to contest, we will force him to plunge into the race, because of his competence, dedication, and loyalty to APC."
In another news, a former governor of Zamfara state, Sani Ahmad Yerima, has challenged the minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, and other leaders of the APC who claimed that the party agreed in 2014 that the south would produce the president in 2023.
Nigerian Tribune reported that Yerima, a serving senator, said there was no agreement either written or otherwise among founding members of the ruling party for zoning of the presidential ticket
Senator Yarima, who had since declared his interest in the 2023 presidency, argued that there was no agreement on zoning.
Meanwhile, an emerging report indicates President Muhammadu Buhari does not plan to remain in power longer than stipulated by the Nigerian constitution.
The president has disclosed that he will hand over power to the next administration on May 29, 2023, PM News reported.
He made the disclosure on Friday, December 18, when he addressed the rescued Kankara schoolboys in Katsina state.
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