Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi, on Wednesday, officially declared his intention to contest for the All Progressives Congress, APC, ticket for the 2023 presidential election.
Fayemi, a former Minister of Mines and Steel, making the declaration in Abuja, also unveiled his agenda for the country.
He said that after careful consideration of where Nigeria is as a nation, “I believe that my entry into the race will offer Nigerians the opportunity to examine competing visions for national rebirth.”
The governor further said that it has been his singular honour to play an active part at various times with other committed compatriots labouring from various works of life, 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,” he said.
Nothing that he made several consultations before deciding to run for the office, Kayode said, “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.”
The former minister added that 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.”