Fayose Picked Tinubu as Preferred Presidential Candidate? PDP Chieftain Opens Up

Fayose Picked Tinubu as Preferred Presidential Candidate? PDP Chieftain Opens Up

  • Popular PDP chieftain Ayo Fayose has denied promising to back APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, in 2023
  • The former governor of Ekiti state was alleged to have pitched his tent with Tinubu against his party's candidate, Atiku
  • However, Fayose's media aide, Lere Olayinka, said the report claiming his principal has decided to support Tinubu is false

Ayo Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has debunked online reports claiming that he promised to support Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 general elections.

According to Daily Independent, Fayose, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was alleged to have said his choice in 2023 is Tinubu, though he he had nothing against Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP)

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Former Ekiti state governor denied picking APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, as his choice for the 2023 elections. Photo credit: Ayo Fayose
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“I have nothing against Atiku, Peter Obi is not my enemy but JAGABAN is my choice,” Fayose was alleged to have said.

Statement credited to Fayose fake, says media aide

Reacting, Lere Olayinka, Fayose’s media aide described the statement credited to his principal as fake news.

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“It is not true. He never said anything like that. Disregard the fake news” Daily Independent quoted Olayinka as saying.

Governor Wike will not support Atiku, Fayose says, gives reason

Meanwhile, Fayose had previously said he believed Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, will never support the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.

Fayose said this in an interview on Wednesday, June 29, adding that power must shift to the southern part of Nigeria in 2023 after the expiration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term.

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The former governor also recounted how Atiku allegedly promised to make Governor Wike his running mate after he was declared winner of the PDP presidential primary election.

Fayose's brother reveals what Peter Obi needs to defeat Tinubu in 2023

In another report, Isaac Fayose has said the Labour Party(LP)’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi needs at least N50bn to defeat APC flag bearer, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and other contenders in 2023.

The younger brother of former Ekiti governor Ayodele Fayose said Obi’s online popularity is not enough to secure victory.

He also asserted that the Labour Party presidential candidate lacks the political structure to win the election.

Source: Legit.ng

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