Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Wednesday, disclosed tha he has not interest in the reported presidential ambition of the former Governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, in 2023.
The Peoples Democratic Party chieftain during an interview with Punch, expressed confidence that the main opposition party would produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in the 2023 general elections.
He said “Bola Tinubu is a leader in the West. It is a statement of fact” but noted that he has not met or spoken with the APC chieftain in years.
Fayose said, “I have never met former governor Ahmed Bola Tinubu in the last three years and I have never spoken with him on the phone once. So, I don’t how they are tying the relationship politically.”
“To the best of my knowledge, I am not a member of APC. I have no influence on how he will become if he wants to become. I have no interest; the only interest I have is that a PDP president must be put in place.”
“If this country exists for the peace and enjoyment of all us, we will not be talking about it is APC, it is PDP…A PDP man cannot attend a function with an APC man. An APC man cannot greet a PDP man, we can’t continue like that, it shows level of hypocrisy,” he added.
The ex-governor of Ekiti also said he has not abandoned his ambition to be Nigeria’s president. “The office of the president is a noble one and I will love to be the president of Nigeria if the opportunity permits,” Fayose stated.