The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ekiti State says time has come for the number one seat in the country (president) to come from the state, saying it would no longer play second fiddle in the southwest’s politics.
The ruling party said its members will therefore drag Governor Kayode Fayemi into the presidential race, if he refuses to willingly contest, adding that “Fayemi is eminently qualified to occupy the exalted position considering his intimidating political profile.”
Hon. Paul Omotoso, Caretaker Chairman of the party in the state disclosed this on Saturday in Ayede-Ekiti, Oye Local Government Area of the state during a programme organised by a chieftain of the party, Dr. Olusegun Osinkolu for 1,000 APC members in Ekiti North Senatorial District.
Omotoso who was represented by the State Publicity Secretary, Ade Ajayi, said Fayemi has paid his dues in the ruling APC and Nigeria’s political firmament at large, thus deserve to be entrusted with the responsibility of leading Nigeria in 2023.
“On the 2023 presidency, the time has come for President to come from Ekiti. That is why we are pleading with you to support Governor Fayemi.
“Though Governor Fayemi has never said he wanted to contest, we will force him to plunge into the race, because of his competence, dedication, and loyalty to APC”, he said.