Fayose declares presidential ambition

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The Actuarial Scientist, who said this in Ado Ekiti on Friday while unveiling his ambition for the plum governorship seat slated for 2018 in the state, said: "I quite appreciate the fact that bad leadership led us into all this mess, but our reward system in terms of wages to workers and excellent service have broken down and this is not helping matters".

The Nigeria Labour Congress in Ekiti State has said the claim by Governor Ayodele Fayose that workers in the state are owed only four months' salaries is false.

Fayose had on Thursday declared his presidential ambition at a ceremony held in Abuja, the nation's capital, in breach of his party's arrangement to zone the office to the North.

In a related development, posters of Fayose campaigning for president in 2019 have flooded Benue State.

He wrote: "Our party must not lose sight that Nigerians at this period are desirous of a President with demonstrated capacity to change their fortunes".

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Seen during his declaration was the former minister of Aviation, Femi-Fani Kayode who reportedly stated that nothing will pull Fayose down from becoming the next president of Nigeria coming 2019 presidential election.

Meanwhile, the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Saturday, said that it only read in the media about the arrest of the two Ekiti State government officials, the Commissioner of Finance and the Accountant General of the state, by the EFCC, and that nobody had briefed the party officially about the matter as expected.

"My name is Ayo Peter (Peter, the rock) Fayose". This, I hope to sustain as president of Nigeria by making sure that our schools and health facilities are of global standard.

"They remembered bailout fund the moment I made it public that I was declaring for President". The man said no but God said yes. They will watch me enter Aso Rock. "I have not lost any battle".

Regarding the PDP's position that it has zoned the presidency to the North, Mr. Fayose maintained that no one had come out to express interest, adding that the PDP should not wait or beg anyone to fly its presidential flag.

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