2019: Fayose launches presidential campaign on Facebook, Twitter

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose
Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

The Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose, has commenced activities towards his ambition to become president of Nigeria in 2019.

On Monday, the governor launched his campaign on Twitter and Facebook by opening accounts in the name his presidential campaign on both platforms.

His spokesman, Lere Olayinka, however, told PREMIUM TIMES that the campaign has not been officially launched.

Mr. Olayinka said what happened on Monday was the opening of the official Twitter and Facebook accounts on the social media.

“When we officially launch the campaign, everyone will know about it,” he said.

Mr. Fayose had recently boasted that he would wrest power from the ruling All Progressives Congress come 2019.

He had indicated that he would approach the Supreme Court to determine his eligibility to contest the next governorship election following the court’s judgment that his impeachment during his first tenure was a nullity.

As a result, many Peoples Democratic Party governorship aspirants had suspended their ambition until it was clear that Mr. Fayose would not be able run in the election.

The governor is one of the harshest critics of the current federal government.


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  • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

    Dear Editor:

    Please note that Mr. Fayose, the braggart, is not a “critic” but a simple-minded noise making, attention seeking desperado who ended up as the Governor of Ekiti State, instead of ruling a prison cell in Kirikiri for fraud and embezzlement.

    Let’s put things into proper context.

    • sab

      So Fayose has turned to attention seeker now because he criticises PMB? When Lai Mohammed was churning out all manner of harsh words against GEJ then he was not attention seeker? Oshiomhole who was raising all kinds of allegationsvagainst GEJ and PDP then was not seeking attention abi? What goes around, indeed, comes around.

      • Sincere-Voice

        All the allegations that Oshiomele and Lai Mohammed raised were confirmed to be truth. Stop defending what’s not.

    • Sincere-Voice


    • Tafidan Dogon Daji

      Governor Fayose is not seeking attention of sort but a political preacher who is educating the nation with what is worth.
      We will support his presidency quest.God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria,God bless Fayose.

      • Aminu Mahmoud

        Support him to endorse physical fight with judges, patronizing child hawkers instead of enrolling them into school and wishing others death because of his political ambition.With Fayose aiming at the highest office in the land very soon caged animals in our prisons and detention centers will make known their ambition to rule Nigeria.

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        That’s the essence of democracy. We don’t all have to agree with the same choice.

        Thanks for not being disagreeable.

  • farooq

    immunity by all means possible …………………..

  • Bakanridi

    What a pride for the Ekiti people!. I hope they will give him their massive support.

  • George

    Fayose is only man standing.

    I will prefer Devil with one sickness (PDP) than DEVIL with many uncountable SICKNESS APC.

    We all say APC must dies including buhari and tinubu.

  • Sincere-Voice

    Wow… Nigeria has seen something! Fayose wants to remain the governor in 2018 and also wants to be the president in 2019. What a shame! Fayose has proven severally that he is a no substance fellow.

  • Cincinnatus

    Hopeless moron.

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    Ayodele Fayose,the Ekiti State, advance-419er,looter of our NSA national budget and thief-in-chief of Ekiti State, commonwealth for self-enrichment who achieved nothing tangible as Ayodele Fayose, owes pensioners and civil servants, seven months salary and pension arrears even though! he collects Federal bail-out funds,London/Paris Club loans,s refund running to billions of Naira, is a jester as he is going to disgrace himself at teh Federal level running for Nigeria presidency. Omo Ole!

    • Abiola

      Ori e ti gbale

  • Tommy Soto

    Fayose has more jokes than Basketmouth! lmao!

  • Oneness Ernest S U

    Fearless, purposeful and articulated – the kind of leader Nigeria needs at this phase of our existence. Even if he doesn’t win, history will have it that when the current leadership seem not to have any direction, the lion did not just fold his hands and watched from afar, like my governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa! He attempted taking over the steering legally, when the old and feeble driver fell asleep.