Gov. Bello says he will appoint Fayemi as Buhari’s successor if given opportunity

Agency report
Gov. Sani Bello of Niger has said that if given the option and privilege to appoint the country’s next president, he will appoint Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State who is an All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant.
According to a statement issued by the spokesman of Kayode Fayemi Presidential Campaign Organisation, Mr Femi Ige on Monday in Abuja, Bello said this when he received the Ekiti State Governor in his office.
The statement said the Ekiti State governor was in Niger to canvass for votes for his presidential ambition ahead of the party’s primaries.
The statement quoted Bello as saying that Fayemi had been a friend to the state before coming to canvass for votes for his presidential ambition.
“You have been here at least three or four times before now, and had been a close friend to Niger. It is not now that there is a need for support that people are coming.
“Only five or six aspirants have been to the state, but you can count on my support.
“If I have my way I will appoint you as the next president after President Muhammadu Buhari,” the statement quoted Bello as saying.
He said though he never got involved in congresses or ward elections, Fayemi had sold himself and would get the votes of Niger delegates.
The statement quoted Fayemi as saying that there were only five presidential aspirants in APC while others were pretenders, adding that it was a season when aspirants visits states to call for support.
“The list of presidential aspirants says there are 23 aspirants, but only five of us are going around the country, with this, you can separate the pretenders from the contenders.
“I am ready for the job, I want you to take a bet on me and you will have no cause to regret.
“I can remake Nigeria without unmaking it. I believe in project Nigeria and that Nigeria is worth fighting for and together we can regain the lost glory of the country,” Fayemi said.
He promised to address the insecurity challenges bedeviling the country if elected as the next president, adding that more attention would be paid to intelligence and technology.
Fayemi said he would address the issues of electricity supply in the country by decentraliing the power supply.
“Nigerians are not fully happy with us that we have not been able to move the needle towards the uninterrupted power supply.
“I think in addition to the national grid, we need to have regional grids, mini-grids and microgrids that would decentralise power supply to the local levels.
“This would address this challenge that we all face, once we address the challenges of power, we would have addressed the problem of industrialisation and productivity in the country,” he said.
Fayemi also said that women would be given priority in his administration, adding that he would work towards restoring the faith of Nigerians to project Nigeria.
He said while a lot of Nigerians had lost faith in the country, he would work to restore their confidence and trust in the Nigeria project.
“I am passionate about Project Nigeria and I will ensure it works.i offer myself for this job, but it is not a do-or-die for me,” he stressed.

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