Things got a lot more interesting in Ekiti State on Saturday when former Governor of the State and Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, declared his intention to contest in the 2018 governorship election in the state as he hopes to take back the seat he had previously lost to Governor Ayodele Fayose his two terms.
Fayemi, who was Governor of Ekiti State between 2010 and 2014, told journalists in an interview at his Ishan Ekiti country home that he would follow due process, starting with a formal notification of his intention to the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the state secretariat of the party.
This, he said, would be followed by a public declaration rally at a date to be announced.
He said, “Yes, I will run for the governorship of our state. As a leader of the party, I am going to follow the due process as laid down by our party and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
“This include formal notification of the leadership of the party, presentation of letter of intent at the state secretariat and a public declaration.”