The Governor of Ekiti State, John Kayode Fayemi has joined the race to contest the APC presidential ticket.
This development comes on the heels of Fayemi’s visit on Tuesday to his Ondo State counterpart, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, for consultation over his intention to contest the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential ticket.
Richard Olatunde, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ondo State, in a news release on Tuesday night, disclosed that Dr. Fayemi was received by Governor Akeredolu at the Exco chambers of the Governor’s office.
Present at the meeting were the state deputy governor, Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa; Members of the Ondo State House of Assembly led by the deputy speaker, Rt. Hon. Samuel Aderoboye; Memebrs of the State Executive Council led by the Secretary to the State Government, Princess Oladunni Odu; Members of the APC State Working Committee led by the deputy state chairman, , Agabra Ikoto Atili; and other party leaders.
Governor Fayemi said he was in the state for consultation ahead of the APC presidential primary election, stressing that the move is about making fundamental changes in the lives of the people.
Dr. Fayemi said he has the courage, knowledge, capacity, competence, experience and the Omoluabi virtues to drive the country in the right direction and bring the desired development in the country.
The NGF chair equally solicited the prayers and support of all for his ambition, saying the project is a collective one.
While saying that national cohesion is being challenged in the country, Governor Fayemi promised to engender national unity that everybody is yearning for.
Earlier, Governor Akeredolu welcomed the Ekiti State Governor to his office, describing his consultation visits to his brother Governors as commendable.