I Never Knew Tinubu Will Be President – Fayose

Former governor of Ekiti state and member of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ayodele Fayose has said that he never knew Bola Ahmed Tinubu would emerge as Nigeria’s President.

Fayose recalled celebrating Tinubu on his birthday since 2015, but never knew he would become Nigeria’s president.

Speaking on Channels Television’s programme, Sunday Politics, Fayose said he has no regret clamouring for power to shift to Southern Nigeria ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

He also noted that he has never hidden his stance for Tinubu as the leader of the Southwest.

According to Fayose: “I have never hidden in my position on Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Let me remind you very quickly. I never knew Asiwaju will be president of Nigeria and there was no time in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 that I have not celebrated his birthday on the pages of newspapers as the then-governor of Ekiti State.

“One of the messages I passed across at that time was that party politics notwithstanding, he will remain our leader in the West for long.

“I never knew he would be president of Nigeria. I counted the costs before I took those actions. If Tinubu is not an example to identify with, somebody like me would not identify with him.”

Last week, Fayose visited Tinubu at the presidential Villa in Abuja.

Speaking after the visit, the former governor, who commended the president, vowed to tackle him if he derails from his promises to Nigerians.


Accept Defeat And Retire To Dubai – Fayose Tells Atiku

A former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has urged the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar to accept defeat in the 2023 presidential election and relocate to Dubai.
Fayose who is a PDP chieftain, made the call in a tweet on Monday night.
He wrote, “Our candidate, H.E. Atiku Abubakar (aka ‘Atiku is coming’) should accept defeat in maturity and retire peacefully to Dubai.
“At this juncture, may I say good night and goodbye to all you represent.”
Fayose is also among the main opposition party aggrieved chieftains asking for the removal of the PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, following the emergence of Atiku as the party’s standard bearer in 2022.
Although Atiku has won some states in the already declared results, he is still trailing the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.