Ekiti State Governor and an All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant, Kayode Fayemi, has debunked claims he betrayed Asiawju Bola Tinubu.
According to him, Tinubu cannot say that he betrayed him because the seat of the president of Nigeria which they are aspiring for is not an inheritance.
Tinubu, a leader of the APC, earlier in January this year made his presidential ambition known after he visited President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock to inform him about it.
Many of his supporters have been describing those Tinubu supposedly played a part in seeing them climb to the political position they are currently occupying coming to also declare their ambitions to be president as betrayals.
Among these politicians include Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Fayemi.
But Fayemi, speaking in Abuja during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today, debunked the insinuations that he betrayed Tinubu.
The Ekiti State governor, who officially declared his presidential aspiration on Wednesday said, “The Asiwaju that I know and have interacted with will not subscribe to demonising anyone. I don’t believe that he would use terminologies like betrayal. This is not an inheritance; it is not a traditional title that we are seeking.”
According to Fayemi, “The office that we are seeking is to make a difference in the lives of Nigerians. It is about Nigeria which is the commonwealth of all Nigerians.”
Fayemi had while declaring his intention to run for presidency earlier in the day said, “After careful consideration of where we are as a nation…I believe that my entry into the race will offer Nigerians the opportunity to examine competing visions for national rebirth.”