- Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state has that he is more interested in ending his tenure on a good note in 2022
- Fayemi, however, noted that his presidential ambition is yet a rumour
- The NGF chairman said that every serious politician would like to become Nigeria's president
After months of speculations about his 2023 presidential ambition, the chairman of the Nigerian Governors' Forum (NGF) and governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi, has said that he would cross the bridge when he gets there.
The Punch reports that the governor said no serious politician would ignore the opportunity of becoming the president of Nigeria.
Legit.ng gathered that Fayemi said this on a Channel’s Televisions programme, ‘Hard Copy’, which was televised on Friday, March 26.
Fayemi had earlier been endorsed for the presidency by the Ekiti state House of Assembly.
“I am laughing. You know why? I get asked this question all the time. I don’t know any serious-minded politician who will have the opportunity to govern a country with the blessings that we have in spite of the challenges that will not give it a shot but we are not there yet.”
The governor, who played a vital role in the dissolution of the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), however, refused to state categorically if he would be contesting for the presidency in 2023.
Fayemi, however, said he was focused on completing his tenure in October 2022.
He further stated:
“I am considering finishing well in Ekiti in 2022. I have a job. Frankly, I am eternally grateful to the Ekiti people for giving me the opportunity to govern the state twice and I still have a lot to deliver on that agenda.
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“So, the future will take care of itself. I have no means of knowing what is going to happen but for me, the certainty is that I am the governor of Ekiti state and that term expires in October 2022. That is the job I have for now."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Arewa Mandate Initiative (AMI) tipped the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and a former governor of Rivers states, Rotimi Amaechi as potential successors of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
It was reported that the group said the endorsement was in line with the gentleman agreement reached by the leaders of the party at the formative stage in 2015.