The ‘most senior governor in Nigeria’, Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state says he won’t support the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party to contest for Nigeria’s presidency in 2019.
The governor described the rumours of a prospective joint ticket of Sheriff/Fayose for the 2019 presidential elections as the ‘deceit of the highest order’.
Speaking at an interactive forum in Lagos, Fayose said the All Progressives Congress would be celebrating him ‘everyday’ if he were a member of the party.
Fayose also urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019, as he’s ‘challenged by age’.
“Anybody flying the kite of Sheriff and Fayose is the deceit of the highest order. Again, even if it is the Senate, I am not going to contest. Nobody contests the office of the Vice President you can only become the Vice President of Nigeria if God wants you to be.”
“May I make it expressly clear that if Ali Modu Sheriff wants to contest as president of Nigeria in 2019, I will not support him, I am a man known for my words of honour. We must operate based on principle if our country is to move forward.”
“This is cheap blackmail orchestrated to give people the impression that I have ambition that is why I am doing all these. I am the most senior governor in Nigeria and if I were to be in a party like the APC, they will be celebrating me everyday.”
“They (APC) know I am critical of the bad policies of the APC administration.”
“Those promoting Buhari for 2019 should stop. I have told Nigerians that Buhari does not have the capacity now to govern Nigeria. What capacity will he display in seven years time? Currently as it stands, the President is challenged by age.”