The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has officially declared his intention to contest the 2019 presidential election under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Fayose formally declared his ambition to run at a gathering of party faithful including former Aviation Minister Femi Fani- Kayode and a former Osun State Governor Iyiola Omisore his interest at the Chelsea Hotel, Abuja on Thursday.
Fayose in his declaration said that he is the Nigerian man to watch out for as the nation moves into another decade.
He further noted that if elected he will ensure workers salaries are paid, exchange rate fixed at a normal rate, reduce the rate of kidnapping by herdsmen, security, the unity of the country, ensuring schools are in international standard and stop molestation of judges.
Fayose had earlier said in a Press statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka expressed optimism of winning the coming presidential election when Nigerians elect a new president in 2019.
He, however, said in a letter addressed to leaders of the PDP that his ambition to be president was without prejudice to the party’s position, but in the overall interest of the party and the country.