Fayose denies working towards Tinubu’s 2023 presidential bid

Fayose denies working towards Tinubu’s 2023 presidential bid

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Wednesday, February 24, stated that he has no interest in the rumoured presidential ambition of All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, in 2023.

Fayose made this clarification during a PUNCH Live interview.

The former governor expressed confidence that his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, would produce Nigeria’s president in the 2023 general elections.

He said Bola Tinubu is a leader in the West. It is a statement of fact” but noted that he has not met or spoken with the former Lagos State governor in years.

Fayose said, “I have never met former governor Ahmed Bola Tinubu in the last three years and I have never spoken with him on the phone once. So, I don’t how they are tying the relationship politically.

“To the best of my knowledge, I am not a member of APC. I have no influence on how he will become if he wants to become. I have no interest; the only interest I have is that a PDP president must be put in place.”

“If this country exists for the peace and enjoyment of all us, we will not be talking about it is APC, it is PDP…A PDP man cannot attend a function with an APC man. An APC man cannot greet a PDP man; we can’t continue like that, it shows a level of hypocrisy,” he added.

The ex-governor of Ekiti also said he has not abandoned his ambition to be Nigeria’s president. “The office of the president is a noble one; and I will love to be the president of Nigeria if the opportunity permits,” Fayose stated.

Meanwhile, the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, February 25, refused to grant bail to a former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Taskforce Team, Abdulrasheed Maina.

Delivering a ruling, Justice Okon Abang, held that the bail application for Maina lacked merit.

Justice Abang said though it was at the court’s discretion to grant bail; the ex-pension reformed boss did not deserve bail after jumping the first bail.

Also, the court ruled that Maina did not place sufficient materials before the court to convince the court that he deserves the second bail.

He said the medical report brought from the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital showed that Maina was not under any medical emergency.

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The judge said he was not only a flight risk but a proving risk; having fled to the Republic of Niger and Chad in violation of the court order.

“He has disappointed the court,” he ruled.

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