Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has said that he was still consulting on his presidential ambition.
Fayemi, who is chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, made this known during his visit to his Ondo State counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu.
He disclosed that he was in the state to consult with Governor Akeredolu, the Olowo of Owo, Oba Gbadegesin Ogunoye; the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi and Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasonranti on his presidential ambition.
He explained: “As you know, I’m not an aspirant, I may become one but that would depend on the consultation that I’m currently conducting.
“I come to this process with an extensive wealth of experience and as someone who has always been involved in the struggle to right wrong in our country either as a student union activist or as a pro-democracy activist.
“As a leading light in the civil society movement and subsequently as governor, minister, chairman of all the governors in Nigeria, I believe I have the requisite experience to understand the enormity and the complexity of the Nigerian challenge and offer a fresh perspective on how to take the country forward.
“Our country has witnessed significant developments, we have made a lot of strides under President Muhammadu Buhari but the job is not yet finished.
“The job still has an additional aspect to be addressed. And Nigerians will want somebody of experience, somebody of knowledge, competence, capacity, energy and above all courage, courage to do what is right and that is what has brought me in consultation to Ondo State.
“You, of course, know that I’m from Ondo State, there is no debate about that. Yes, there may be seclusion for administrative convenience between Ondo and Ekiti State, but we are one.
“I have been involved alongside my brother in the struggle for a better western Nigeria and a better Nigeria and many of the things we have done have demonstrated that our love for Nigeria is not to the detriment of our people.
“For us in western Nigeria, we believe equity, fairness, justice, we believe in those things that would make Nigeria a better place regardless of where any of us may come from.
“I have that responsibility to be a bridge-builder. That is the role I played as the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum. That is why I’m in Ondo State to consult with Mr Governor and to seek his wise counsel on this journey.”