– Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti has abandoned his 2019 presidential ambition
– He said he dropped the ambition as a mark of sympathy and concern for his deputy, Prof Kolapo Olusola-Eleka
– The governor said he could not abandon his loyal deputy whose mandate was stolen by the APC and be pursuing another ambition
Outgoing Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, seems to have abandoned his 2019 presidential ambition.
He gave the hint about the development when he received the duo of Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso and former minister Kashim Taminu, on Saturday, September 8, Daily Trust reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that the governor, who was the first to indicate his interest for the highest political office, said he dropped the ambition as a mark of sympathy and concern for his deputy, Prof Kolapo Olusola-Eleka, who lost in the last gubernatorial election in Ekiti.
He said: “I dropped the presidential ambition because of the stolen mandate freely given to my deputy.
“As a good leader, I cannot abandon my loyal deputy whose mandate was stolen by the APC and be pursuing another ambition.
“My posters are there in a room. I am committed to the recovery of the mandate for now, more than anything else.”
Recall that NAIJ.com previously reported that Governor Ayodele Fayose declared his intention to contest for the presidency in 2019.
In an elaborate ceremony at Chelsea Hotel, Abuja, the governor said his decision to contest the election was borne out of his love for Nigeria.
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