Governor kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State and APC presidential aspirant, has said he has no intention of stepping down for Vice President Yemi Osibanjo, as he has the backing of “real party leaders.”
The Fayemi campaign organisation said this in reaction to reports that he is being pressured into dropping his aspiration for Osinbajo after a closed-door meeting.
In a statement on earlier today, Femi Ige, spokesman of the campaign organisation, described the insinuation as “absolute rubbish”.
Ige said the chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) is “favourably positioned” and has the backing of “real stakeholders” in the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“It is absolute rubbish. No meeting took place between us and any aspirant about stepping down,” the statement reads.
“We are undoubtedly among the leading aspirants for the position and one to watch in the race.
“Our candidate has deep trust and respect among political leaders in the party and also from fellow governors who form a critical mass in the decision making process.”
The spokesman said no amount of late night demarketing will work against the Fayemi presidential project.