The outspoken Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has boasted that he will snatch power from the hands of president Muhammadu Buhari as he gets set to formally declare on Thursday his intention to contest for president in 2019 under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
This was made known on Tuesday by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, who said the the event is billed for the Golden Hall, Chelsea Hotel, Abuja at 11am.
Mr. Olayinka hinted that Governor Fayose, in a letter addressed to leaders of the PDP, expressed that his ambition to be president was without prejudice to the party’s position, but in the overall interest of the party and Nigeria.
The letter read; “It is with deep sense of responsibility that I write to inform you of my intention to seek the ticket/mandate of our party to contest the 2019 Presidential election, considering your support and commitment towards our great party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) it becomes imperative to keep you informed and seek your support.
“This ambition however is without prejudice to our party’s position, but in the overall interest of the party and our country.
“I urge that all hands should be on deck to ensure victory at the 2019 presidential election.
“Accept the assurances of my highest regards as a determined presidential hopeful.”
Talking about his chances if he won the PDP nomination, Fayose said; “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.”