2023: I will not step down for anyone, says Fayose on his presidential ambition
Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti, says he will not sacrifice his presidential ambition for any politician in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Speaking on Wednesday during an interview on Channels Television, Fayose said he has bought the nomination form, adding that has what it takes to become Nigeria’s president.
The former Ekiti governor said he does not support the idea of a consensus candidate, he stated that he would only agree to it if he is the consensus candidate.
“I saw the people going around for consensus. Who will step down for who? You asked me to step down? I won’t step down,” he said.
“They said they want all of us to come and do consensus. I don’t know about them. I have taken my form today. I am not going to step down”
While describing the concept of censensus as undemocratic, he said the candidate with massive following and public acceptance may not be chosen if the consensus option is adopted
“Who knows if it is me that Nigerians want to vote for? Do you know the mind of Nigerians? Do you know who they want? Any meeting or anywhere they talk about consensus, as good as that language looks, it is undemocratic.”
Fayose said he has the “street credibility” to win the poll, adding that he defeated two incumbents to become governor.
“It is Nigerians that will determine who will win the election. How did I win in Ekiti as a two-term governor, defeating two incumbents? Life starts from somewhere,” he added.
“If I do not matter, why did you bring me here? Nigerians love me. I purposely went there to get this form. I will start to go to states to let them know. I am prepared for this onslaught. I’m going to contest this election.”
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