By Anthony Ogbonna
Governor of Ekiti state and Chairman of PDP Governors Forum, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has officially unveiled his presidential ambition at the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s National Convention currently taking place at the Eagles Square, Abuja.
Govenor Fayose who arrived the arena wearing his 2019 presidential campaign shirt and cap equally had his entourage carrying his 2019 presidential campaign posters while the crowd gave him a roaring welcome.
Recall that Governor Fayose had in June this year said that he would take presidential powers out of President Muhammadu Buhari’s hand to become Nigeria’s next president by contesting the 2019 presidential elections.
In the statement, Fayose who spoke at a meeting with political office holders at the Government’s House, Ado Ekiti, where he also inspected Osoko Political Institute Centre, had also said that ““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.
“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.”
Recall also that Fayose had earlier set his words to action in July when a Facebook page claimed to be one of his displayed his 2019 presidential campaign banner with the inscription, “Fayose for president 2019,”and a sub-slogan that read, “Strong, Reliable and Rugged.”
The banner had Fayose’s pictorial drawing, with a pair of glasses to match and a friendly smile. It also had its major slogan reading, “Together, we can make Nigeria work again.”
However, today’s public unveiling at the PDP’s national convention has further removed any doubt as to whether Oshokomole, as he is fondly called, will wrestle presidential power with President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.