The governor of the Ekiti state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has described as false rumors in some quarters that he may be asked to step down as president of the All Progressives Congress in ensuring that the party produces a consensus election.
The governor said he was well placed and supported by real stakeholders in the APC before the presidential election to get an APC ticket.
There have been reports that Fayemi, who is also the chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and four other governors, held a closed-door meeting with Deputy President Yemi Osinbajo, urging him to step down.
But Fayemi in a statement issued in Abuja by the Head of News and Spokesman for the Fayemi Presidential Campaign Organization, Femi Ige, described the report as “complete waste.”
He said, “No meeting took place between us and anyone who wanted to step down. There is no doubt that we are among the candidates for the position and who will be guarded in the race.
“The candidate is highly trusted and respected by the political leaders of the party and his fellow governors who form a critical mass in decision-making.”
Ige called on Fayemi’s supporters to “remain calm, focused and not lose faith in the lies fabricated by political opponents, claiming that no overnight sales will work against President Kayode Fayemi’s project.”