2019: Even If My Son Emerges PDP Chairman, I’ll Contest Presidency- Fayose

Governor Ayodele Fayose has strongly restated his aspiration to become the next Nigerian President in 2019, regardless of the zoning formula of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Fayose said even if the PDP decides to make his son the party’s chairman, he will still pursue his presidential ambition in 2019.

“Nothing can stop me from contesting. Even if they pick the party’s chairman from my family; even if they pick my son as party chairman, I will contest,” the governor told newsmen in Lagos.

Governor Fayose equally condemned the perceived marginalisation of the Igbo ethnic group in Nigeria.

The governor noted that the Igbo are the most marginalised tribe in the country, adding that restructuring is the only solution to ending marginalisation of the South East region.

“Agitations for restructuring are good for the system. We are in a marriage and the marriage is having issues. We still have to sit down to talk about that marriage going forward”, he said.

“The Igbo are the most marginalised region in the country and they are saying re-order things but people are playing politics with the issue. If anybody say I am wrong about the treatment being meted out to the Igbo, let him come out and challenge me.

“Things are not moving well in this country. There is too much ethnicity and nepotism. Look at a situation where a junior minister comes from one part of the country and a senior minister comes from another part and the junior minister said he could not take instructions from the senior minister. What kind of country are we running?” he queried.

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