By Titilope Fadare
OrderPaperToday– The Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has officially declared his plan to run for the presidency during the 2019 general election.
Using the social media, Fayose made the declaration on Monday when he opened a Facebook page and a Twitter handle with a motto ‘Strong, Reliable and Rugged’.
On his facebook page, he called all Nigerians to “behold their next president,” describing himself as ‘Pro Masses, Accessible, Ekiti State Governor, Chairman, PDP Governors’ Forum. Husband and Father, Peter (The Rock).”
It would be recalled that Fayose had constantly criticized President Muhammadu Buhari especially over his state of health and never mixed words on his ambition for the number one position.
“I have penchant for taking powers; that one in Buhari’s hand, I will take it. I’m going straight to that villa. I’m the next president,” Fayose had said.
“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.
“Just because Ayo Fayose has won a second term to become governor of Ekiti, some people also think they can come back now, but I want to tell them that it is not possible.”
His twitter handle (@Oshoko2019) has however remained dormant and without information yet.
The National Publicity Secretary of the All Progresssive Congress (APC), Mallam Bolaji Abdullahihe on Sunday in Abuja had condemned some members of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP whom he said are boasting in their powers to defeat President Buhari in 2019.
He urged Nigerians to Google the names of the individuals and see what comes up, adding that it is however understandable, even if not acceptable, that when the lion is enfeebled, even a rabbit would grow the temerity to tweak its tail.