Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state has commented on the controversy that has trailed the 2023 presidency.
The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum whose second tenure as governor will expire next year, said in an interview on Channels Television that he believes it is the dream of every politician to hold such an office.
Fayemi stated that he doesn’t know any serious-minded politician who will not give the presidency a shot because Any serious-minded politician will take a shot.
“I get asked this question all the time; I don’t know anyone, any serious-minded politician who will have the opportunity to govern a country with the blessings that we have, in spite of the challenges, that will not give it a shot.”
The Ekiti state assembly and the state chapter of the APC are among those who have backed the governor to run for the number one office in the country.
The governor, who was responding to a question on if he is considering contesting for the presidency in 2023, however declined to give a categorical reply.
“I’m considering finishing well in Ekiti in 2022. Frankly, I am eternally grateful to Ekiti people for giving me the opportunity to govern the state twice. And I still have a lot to deliver on that agenda. So the future will take care of itself,” he said.
“I have no means of knowing what is going to happen but for me the certainty is that I am the governor of Ekiti state and that time expires in October 2022, that is the job I have for now.
“I am laughing. You know why? Because I get asked this question all the time. I don’t know anyone, any serious-minded politician who will have the opportunity to govern a country with the blessings that we have — in spite of the challenges — that will not give it a shot but we are not there yet.”