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Fayemi: No politician will ignore opportunity to be president

Fayemi: No politician will ignore opportunity to be president
March 27
14:02 2021

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, says no serious-minded politician will pass up the opportunity to govern a country. 

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Although the governor has denied the rumour that he is lobbying within his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), to contest for the 2023 presidency, he has received endorsement from different groups.

The Ekiti state assembly and the state chapter of the APC are among those who have backed the governor to run for the number one office in the country.

Speaking when he featured on a Channels Television programme on Friday, Fayemi said any serious politician will “give it a shot” when he sees the opportunity to become president.

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The governor, who was responding to a question on if he is considering contesting for the presidency in 2023, however declined to give a categorical reply.

“I’m considering finishing well in Ekiti in 2022. Frankly, I am eternally grateful to Ekiti people for giving me the opportunity to govern the state twice. And I still have a lot to deliver on that agenda. So the future will take care of itself,” he said.

“I have no means of knowing what is going to happen but for me the certainty is that I am the governor of Ekiti state and that time expires in October 2022, that is the job I have for now.

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“I am laughing. You know why? Because I get asked this question all the time. I don’t know anyone, any serious-minded politician who will have the opportunity to govern a country with the blessings that we have — in spite of the challenges — that will not give it a shot but we are not there yet.”

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