Fayose to declare presidential ambition October 1

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Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose has said that his ambition to run for the highest office in the country in the 2019 general elections would be made public by October 1, this year.

He said while fielding questions from journalists at an all-inclusive meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, with other political parties, which held at Ibadan Civic Centre, Agodi Gate, Ibadan yesterday, that by October 1, he’ll officially declare his interest.

Asked about his plan to contest the presidency, Mr Fayose said, “Most surely. I am in the race.

“I am declaring on October 1. It is my right to be president of Nigeria as a citizen of this country. I am educated and I have experience in politics. I am vast in public administration.

“The people want me. I will vie for the presidency under whatever circumstances. I will contest and I will prioritise the interests of the people,” he said.