Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, has stated that he’s qualified to be the vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party come 2019. Mr Fayose made this known when he spoke in Ado-Ekiti during his regular media chat. 

He equally revealed that he will not support the current chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff’s plan to become PDP’s presidential candidate in 2019 but said Sheriff will emerge national chairman at the party’s national convention on May 21.

“If he gives me the VP slot, it is a good thing for Ekiti people even though, you cannot set out to say you want to be VP. “But you people should not worry yourself about 2019 because nobody knows who will be alive in 2019 but mentioning my name for VP is good for Ekiti. 

“I will not support Ali Modu Sheriff for President in 2019. I am qualified to be VP if it is the will of God. God is taking me to a higher place, how, I don’t know.” 

When he was reminded by one of the panelists that when his tenure expires in October 2018, President Buhari would still be in office. Fayose said: “My brother, you are not a wise man by asking that question; anybody talking about what will happen in 2019 now is not a wise man. 

“Nobody knows that APC would become a ruling party in the last elections. I am not afraid of anybody, you can charge me to court, they charged me to court, I won.

“They harassed my wife and the court awarded damages against them, they charged our lawmakers to court, we won. Do you want to tell me that because I am in opposition I should keep quiet? I am not afraid of them and I am not afraid of being detained. 

“I will continue to criticise them because it was God who brought me here.” Speaking on the proposed grazing bill, Fayose said: “There is no land for grazing in Ekiti State. Power to assign land belongs to the governor. 

Tell them that there is no land for grazing here because it is my right to sign the C of O (Certificate of Occupancy)”.


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