Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State on Wednesday officially declared his intention to contest for the seat of Nigerian president in 2023 on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
He made the declaration in Abuja.
The declaration was titled ‘Unveiling my Nigeria Agenda’.
Fayemi, who also doubles as the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, pledged to ensure that the country regains its place as the pride of the black race, while commending other aspirants who aimed to work towards ensuring the unity and progress of the country.
“I will share my agenda and plans as we progress on the campaign.
“I wish to pay tribute to President Muhammadu Buhari for his fatherly counsel all through the period I have worked with him; I also want to thank all the leaders who have worked for the unity of the country”.
With his 2023 presidential intentions now confirmed, the list of APC presidential aspirants in the South-West has been further swelled.
Fayemi will now have to battle Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former Lagos State Governor Bola Tinubu, Rotimi Amaechi, Chris Ngige, and others.