2023: Fayemi, Amosun move to declare interest in Presidency 


Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi will any time soon announce his intention to contest the 2023 presidential election on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Also, a former Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, who represents Ogun Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, is expected to follow suit.

A report by Daily Independent, quoting a presidency sources, said that both men had already informed President Muhammadu Buhari of their desire to contest and that he gave them his blessings.

Ibikunle Amosun

The source reportedly said that while Fayemi was banking on his status as the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), former Minister of Mines and Steel Development and as Returning Officer of the 2014 APC presidential primary election which produced Buhari, Amosun was banking on his relationship with President Buhari since their days in the defunct All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP).

If both men declare, they will be joining the growing list of aspirants which include Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN); Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State and his Kogi state counterpart, Yahaya Bello.

Others are Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, Rochas Okorocha, former Imo state governor and Orji Uzor Kalu, former Abia State Governor.

Godwin Emefiele, the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is also rumoured to be interested in running on the platform of the APC but he is yet to open up on whether he will also join the race or not.

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