Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Kayode Fayemi, will declare his aspiration in respect of the 2023 presidential election at the end of the ongoing Ramadan.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Fayemi, the Governor of Ekiti State, feels that the season of Ramadan and the lent period were sacred for political games.
Fayemi had been making moves to secure the attention of President Muhammadu Buhari. The 57-year-old followed President Buhari to his office on Thursday after the Council of State meeting in Abuja.
Fayemi previously served in office as Ekiti Governor between 2010 and 2014 before losing re-election to Ayodele Fayose. He was also the Minister of Solid Minerals Development in President Buhari’s cabinet from 11 November 2015 to 30 May 2018, when he resigned to contest for a second time as Governor of Ekiti State.
So far, no fewer than eight aspirants in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have declared their interests in taking over from Buhari when his tenure expires on May 29, 2023.
The aspirants are Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; a former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi; Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello; a businessman, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim; a former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha; and Ihechukwu Dallas Chima.
The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.