Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, says anyone planning to “unseat” President-elect Bola Tinubu is “daydreaming”.
Speaking on Tuesday in an interview with Channels Television, Fayose said the 2023 presidential election has “come and gone”, adding that those aggrieved are at liberty to approach the court.
Fayose said prior to the election, members of Integrity Group — comprising five Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors and other party chieftains — were asked to support a southern presidential candidate in their different states.
The ex-governor said he will not apologise for supporting Tinubu despite the latter being a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“The directive was that we should go and support the southern candidate because this is the position of the governors and the leaders of thought — and the southern candidates were Obi and the president-elect and I have done justice,” he said.
“I’m not desperate for an appointment. I’m somebody who will not cringe because of a piece of the meal.
“I’m contented, but for anybody to say he would unseat Ahmed Bola Tinubu, you are daydreaming, it is a nightmare you are putting yourself through. That election has come and gone.
“In America, the former president is still saying he was rigged. He who comes to equity must have clean hands. Today, in Nigeria, that election has come and gone but you are at liberty to go to court.”
On March 1, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Tinubu as the winner of the February 25 presidential election.
However, Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) and Atiku Abubakar of the PDP have approached the election tribunal to challenge the victory of Tinubu.
‘I WILL NEVER JOIN APC’
The former Ekiti governor said he will never join the APC while reiterating that he has withdrawn from partisan politics.
“Many people in Nigeria have been confronted with what they have said at different times and they either recant or say something new. I stand here to tell you that I will never be a member of the APC,” he said.
“I am not in politics for what it is anymore. I have been given a fair opportunity to lead Ekiti two times and defeated two incumbents.
“Nigeria is not a country we now take for granted. You will see that by the outcome of this election that a lot of people were displaced as a result of taking people for granted.”
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