The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has asked the state governor , Dr. Kayode Fayemi , to run for the office of the president in the 2023 election .

The state caretaker chairman, Paul Omotoso said the party would force the governor into the presidential race because of his competence and loyalty to the ruling party, TheCable reported .

Omotoso , who was represented by Ade Ajayi , the state publicity secretary , said this during a programme organised by Olusegun Osinkolu , a chieftain of the APC , for 1 , 000 members of the party in Ekiti north senatorial district , on Saturday .

He said the time had come for the president to come from Ekiti, adding that “ it would no longer play second fiddle in the south -west ’ s politics ” .

“ On the 2023 presidency , the time has come for president to come from Ekiti. That is why we are pleading with you to support Governor Fayemi , ” he said .

“ Though Governor Fayemi has never said he wants to contest, we will force him to plunge into the race, because of his competence , dedication , and loyalty to APC . ”

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