Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Friday in Ado-Ekiti, declared himself as the next President of Nigeria.
The governor – a member of the Peoples Democratic Party – boasted that he and his party have the attributes to wrest power from the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress in 2019.
He also boasted that former governors Segun Oni and Kayode Fayemi would fail if they contest the 2018 governorship election in the state.
According to him, neither of the two performed to an admirable level that would make the residents of Ekiti State give them a second chance like he was given.
The governor spoke at a meeting with political office holders at the Government House, Ado-Ekiti, where he also inspected Osoko Political Institute Centre.
He said, “Just because Ayo Fayose has won a second term to become Governor of Ekiti State, some people also think they can come back now, but I want to tell them that it is not possible. I am the man wholeheartedly loved by Ekiti people because of the many developmental projects that have brought great infrastructural and developmental advancement to Ekiti State.
“If you go around Ekiti State, you will see my handiwork dotting every nook and cranny of the state. This is why I am the man who every Ekiti person will follow in 2018.”
Fayose said he had the penchant for taking powers from people having defeated two former governors (Niyi Adebayo and Fayemi) in governorship elections.
“I have a penchant for taking powers; that one in Buhari’s hand. I will take it. I’m going straight to that (Presidential) Villa. I’m the next President.
“I want to be the next President of Nigeria. My own won’t be this change that has brought nothing, we are going to represent the people well and tell them the truth.”
Fayose said a public rally to celebrate three years of the election of June 21, 2014, which brought him to office, would hold next Wednesday, to serve as a show of force to intimidate his opponents.