Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has said that he worked for President Bola Tinubu in the 2023 election because he believes it was the turn of the south to produce the president of the country.
Fayose said that he would not accept a ministerial appoint from Tinubu if offered but would prefer young people are given a chance to service.
He disclosed this during an interview with Channels Television on Sunday, noting that young people should be prioritized in Tinubu’s cabinet.
The Peoples Democratic Party chieftain said that the future of the young people in the country had been “stolen”.
He said, “I’m not looking for a position. I will never take it (referring to ministerial appointments).
“If I want to be honest with you, any of us that have reached the age of 65 and above, Asiwaju should tell us to go and bring our children.
“Already, their future had been stolen. The future of these young people had already been stolen.”
Fayose said he backed Tinubu to win the presidential election.
He said he did not “work” for his party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, given the conflict he had with the party.
The former governor noted that he cannot support a party that suspended him and his son, as he had “suffered tremendously” for the PDP.
He said his support for Tinubu was based on the principle that it is the turn of the southern region of the country to produce the president.
Fayose added, “I never worked for the PDP during the last elections. I cannot work for two people at the same time,” Fayose said.
“The reality is that I worked for Asiwaju. He is a respectable person from the south-west. It is the time of the south. “The same PDP, because I said it was the turn of the south, they dissolved the party excos, suspended and expelled my son alongside myself.”
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