Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has again expressed his confidence on becoming the president of Nigeria in the future.
The governor boasted on Thursday, March 8, 2018, while addressing hundreds of women at an event to commemorate the International Women’s Day in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
The governor further noted that the ruling All Progressives’ Congress (APC) has failed Nigerians and will be booted out in the 2019 general elections.
He said, “I want them to hear in the Villa, I will be president of Nigeria tomorrow. Sometimes, it is difficult for people to believe but when it happens, I want you to know that I’ve said so before.”
“All I said about this present APC government; they are leaving and they have stood the test of time. For me, greater is he that is in me than he that is there, and in the world.
“I have fought so many battles, my enemies and opponents have lost all, I’ve won all; I’ve not lost one. We will not allow anybody to cow us; there is one thing I want to remind them, power belongs to God – you are there today, we will be there tomorrow.
“Nigerians want a change, a better change, a change that is not selective; Ekiti, well-represented by Ayo Fayose will be part and parcel of the government at the centre in 2019 by the grace of God.”
Fayose was the first presidential candidate to officially declare his intention to contest after his announcement in September 2017. He is expected to face stiff opposition from his party, People’s Democratic Party (PDP), as the party’s presidential ticket has been zoned to the north.
2019 presidential race
Motivational speaker and leadership coach, Fela Durotoye, became the second aspirant to officially declare his intention to contest for president after he joined the Alliance for a New Nigeria (ANN) on February 22, 2018.
Former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, belongs to a growing list of prominent Nigerians who have dropped hints that they may contest in the 2019 presidential elections.
Founder of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare revealed to his congregation on January 1, 2018, that God wants him to run for president despite his plan to quit politics for good.
Even though President Muhammadu Buhari has refused to officially declare his reelection bid, he has also dropped hints over the past two months, and is expected to face former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, who is also in contention.