- I Dropped Presidential Bid to Protest Ekiti Rigging – Fayose
The outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has explained that he dropped his presidential ambition to protest the alleged rigging of the Ekiti governorship election.
He stated this in Ado Ekiti when the former governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, met with the state delegates to ask for their support for his presidential ambition.
Fayose said he was no longer motivated to pursue his dream of becoming the nation’s president since the mandate freely given to his deputy, Prof Kolapo Olusola, by the people, was allegedly stolen by the All Progressives Congress.
He said, “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.”
In his remarks, Kwankwaso admitted that the APC, which he was part of, made a mistake in its change mantra by picking President Muhammadu Buhari, as its candidate.
“We all know what is happening as a result of the change we made. We regretted it and it was a mistake. We must change the change.
“With your support and the support of the others, PDP will sack APC in 2019 and form the government at the centre.”