Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has dismissed reports that he is being critical of the current administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari due to his aspiration to run for presidency in 2019.
Fayose who spoke during an interactive forum in Lagos State on Sunday, April 3, 2016 said tying him with Senator Ali Sheriff, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP for the 2019 presidential ticket was an attempt to discredit him.
He further called on the APC goons who endorsed Buhari for a second term to have a re-think as Buhari is not getting any younger and does not have the capacity to govern Nigeria.
He also advised Buhari to urgently consider devaluing the naira in order to lessen the pains on Nigerians.
HIn dismissing assertions of a 2019 presidential aspiration, he said: “Anybody flying the kite of Sheriff and Fayose is the deceit of the highest order. Again, even if it is the Senate, I am not going to contest. Nobody contests the office of the Vice President you can only become the Vice President of Nigeria if God wants you to be.
“May I make it expressly clear that if Ali Modu Sheriff wants to contest as president of Nigeria in 2019, I will not support him, I am a man known for my words of honour. We must operate based on principle if our country is to move forward.
“This is cheap blackmail orchestrated to give people the impression that I have ambition that is why I am doing all these. I am the most senior governor in Nigeria and if I were to be in a party like the APC, they will be celebrating me everyday. They (APC) know I am critical of the bad policies of the APC administration.
“Those promoting Buhari for 2019 should stop. I have told Nigerians that Buhari does not have the capacity now to govern Nigeria. What capacity will he display in seven years time? Currently as it stands, the President is challenged by age.”