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Fayose I have the required experience to lead Nigeria – Governor says

Fayose also called on the United States to monitor the upcoming 2019 general elections.

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Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose


Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state has said that he has the required experience to lead Nigeria.

The Governor said this while speaking with the US ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, who paid him a visit.

Fayose also called on the United States to monitor the upcoming 2019 general elections.

He said “I have the required experience to lead this country. I have worked with the presidents we have elected into office in this country and am able to manage the economy of my state despite lean resources.

“In the US and the UK they ask you your experience when seeking for a job not your paper qualifications. I have managed a poor economy in my state and that shows my ability to deliver.

“We are in firm control and the people are in our support. We just want to appeal to America and the international community to keep an eye on the poll.

“We don’t want INEC to come to our state with preloaded card readers or manipulate the process. We are sure to repeat the victory of 2014 when we won on all local government areas.”

The Ekiti state Governor also took a swipe at the anti-corruption drive of President Buhari, saying that he is not sincere.

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According to Daily Post, Fayose also said “Our greatest challenge is not corruption but insincerity of leaders. Those claiming to fight corruption are not sincere. Without justice, we can’t move forward. There must be equity in the way we do things. Being selective in the fight against corruption will not take us anywhere.”

PDP dismisses Fayose

Meanwhile the Peoples' Democratic Party leadership has described Governor Ayo Fayose’s presidential ambition as a waste of time.

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