2023 presidency: Fayemi kicks off consultations (+photos)

Fayemi with Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

Fayemi with Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has kicked off consultations with key stakeholders in the South West ahead of his possible entrance into the 2023 presidential race.

Fayemi had about two weeks ago told journalists after a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso rock presidential villa that he will formally announce whether he will run for the presidency or not after the Christian lent and the ongoing Ramadan fasting by Muslims.

Fayemi with Ondo State Governor and Chairman, South West Governors' Forum, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu,
Fayemi with Ondo State Governor and Chairman, South West Governors’ Forum, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu,

While the lent has been concluded, the Muslim Ramadan fasting will round off in a few days. And in in an obvious move to fulfill his promise, Fayemi announced on his Facebook page of Wednesday that he has kicked off consultations ahead of the presidential primary of his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Fayemi said on Tuesday, he met with the Ondo State Governor and Chairman, South West Governors’ Forum, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, and to seek his counsel ahead of the APC Presidential Primary election.

Fayemi with Olowo of Owo, HRM Oba Gbadegesin Ogunoye III
he also met with the Fayemi with Olowo of Owo, HRM Oba Gbadegesin Ogunoye III

While in Ondo, he also met with the Olowo of Owo, HRM Oba Gbadegesin Ogunoye III; the Deji Of Akure, HRM Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi; the Osemawe of Ondo, Oba Victor Ademefun Kiladejo; and Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

The Ekiti State Governor who said leadership to him is a service, sacrifice, duty and not an ambition however said the decision on whether he will or not join the 2023 presidential race will depend on the outcome of the consultations.

Fayemi with  Deji Of Akure, HRM Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi;
Fayemi with Deji Of Akure, HRM Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi;

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Read Fayemi’s full post on his consultations in Ondo below

Yesterday, I was in Ondo State to consult with my brother Governor and Chairman, South West Governors’ Forum, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, and to seek his counsel ahead of the APC Presidential Primary election.

I also met with the Olowo of Owo, HRM Oba Gbadegesin Ogunoye III; the Deji Of Akure, HRM Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi; the Osemawe of Ondo, Oba Victor Ademefun Kiladejo; and the revered Afenifere leader and my former Principal in Christ’s School, Ado Ekiti, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

the Osemawe of Ondo, Oba Victor Ademefun Kiladejo;
the Osemawe of Ondo, Oba Victor Ademefun Kiladejo;

For me, leadership is service and sacrifice. It is duty, not an ambition. As I have maintained at different fora, I am not yet an aspirant and my next political move will be based on the outcome of the consultations that I am currently conducting with stakeholders across the country.

May the Lord continue to be my guiding light. Amen.

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