The Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has declared his 2023 presidential bid on Thursday.
He debunked reports that he endorsed his Anambra State counterpart, Peter Obi, and the South-East for the presidency next year.
He said: “Report credited to me that I endorsed Peter Obi for President and zoning of the Presidency to the South-East is false.
“No doubt, I have great respect for Peter Obi as a leader and I respect his aspiration, but at no point did I endorse his presidential ambition or that the presidency be zoned to South-East.
“Rather, my take is that the presidency be zoned to the Southern part of Nigeria.
“May I also state clearly that I will be seeking the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to contest the next presidential election.”
Meanwhile, those who have declared interest in the presidential race include: former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, ex-Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim, among others.
By Feranmi Okuku