Fayemi has officially Joined the 2023 presidential race.
Glamtush reports that Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has formally declared his intention to contest for president in 2023 on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
This governor stated this on Wednesday unveiling his agenda for the country in Abuja.
Fayemi promised to ensure youth empowerment when he becomes the president.
He also pledged to “retool the Armed Forces and security agencies”.
He also promised decentralisation for the government to be brought closer to the people.
The Ekiti State Governor assured other aspirants that “I will adhere to the highest standards of decorum and decency.”
He said, after consideration of where the nation is, he believes his entry into the race will rebirth a new Nigeria.
“After careful consideration of where we are as a nation…I believe that my entry into the race will offer Nigerians the opportunity to examine competing visions for national rebirth,” Fayemi said.
He said it has been his singular honour to have been an active part at various times with other committed compatriots labouring from various works of life, labouring with determination towards rapid and sustained national progress.
“Dear compatriots, it is in the spirit of this abiding faith in our country and the promise of its unfinished greatness that I stand before you today in total humility and in all sense of responsibility solemnly declare to all within our party and Nigerians at large my decision to accept my name to be put forward for consideration by the All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership and membership as our party’s standard-bearer in the upcoming contest for a successor to our leader, President Muhammadu Buhari.”
The former Minister said the decision to run was not one he took lightly but had made several consultations before arriving making his intentions known.
“This is not a decision which I have taken lightly, to arrive at this point I carried out a long and deep self-introspection with the help of my wife Bisi, and other family members, my friends, my political associates, and members of our great party,” he said.
Fayemi who was a coordinator of the Progressives Governors Forum and a two-time Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum said he has been privileged to witness firsthand the underlined commitment and sense of solidarity that Nigerians from all parts of our country share about the promise of our fatherland.
The event was attended by many dignitaries including a former Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun; former Senate President, Ameh Ebute; former Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Prof. Modupe Adelabu; and many traditional rulers.