- In an expected twist of events at Eagle Square, venue of the presidential primary of the APC, Governor Kayode Fayemi has stepped down for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
- The governor of Ekiti state said he was prepared to sacrifice his ambition to be president of Nigeria for his political benefactor, Tinubu
- Fayemi after stepping down urged delegates from Ekiti and other states to vote for the former governor of Lagos state
Fayemi called on all delegates to vote for Tinubu, saying the former Lagos Governor deserves the presidential ticket of the APC.
APC primary: Why I stepped down for Tinubu, Fayemi reveals
Fayemi explained why he stepped down for his political benefactor, Tinubu. While making his speech at the Eagles Square, the venue of the party's presidential primary on Tuesday, June 7, Fayemi said that he was prepared to sacrifice his ambition to be president of Nigeria for Tinubu.
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“Our brothers from the Northern Governors Forum of the APC have led by example by proposing to party members that the next candidate of our party and by God’s grace the next president of our country must come from the southern part of this country and I have come to a difficult but necessary decision and that decision is that we must look for the most appropriate person at this time to do the job.
"I am prepared to sacrifice my ambition to be president of Nigeria. I am a young man and I still have a lot of time ahead of me and one person I have worked with in the trenches of democratic struggles and in the cause of governing Nigeria side by side, shoulder to shoulder, my mentor, my leader and supporter of mine and great fighter for the unity of Nigeria that I will recommend to all my supporters and my delegates starting with the 48 delegates from Ekiti state alone and others from across the country is that you please accord me the respect to offer the support you are giving me to my elder brother, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. I am not doing him a favour but doing a duty of care for Nigeria."
APC primary: I’m not stepping down, I want to become next president, Bakare declares
Unlike other aspirants, Pastor Bakare did not step down for any aspirant as he expressed confidence in becoming Nigeria’s next president.
He promised to transform Nigeria if elected.