Fayose launches presidential campaign at PDP convention

Governor Fayose in 2019 Presidential campaign shirt and cap at PDP’s National Convention in Abuja

"But, it is like these individuals have forgotten that the party's constitution allows me to remain in that post until one month before the primaries". I'm the next president.

Oni, who is the National Deputy Chairman (South) of the APC, said "the attacks from within the party" was allegedly by those he said were uncomfortable with his ambition to vie for the governorship of the state next year, saying those given the assignment to pull him down were only making him more popular.

Dressed in his 2019 presidential campaign shirt with a cap to match, Fayose said, "The PDP is now a religion; a belief that we are going back to our Villa".

Oni who said he was not desperate to become governor again stressed that his fate and that of other aspirants jostling for the party's ticket would be decided by delegates expected to vote at the primary scheduled for the first quarter of 2018. Those people there, at Aso Rock, they don't know what they are doing.

He said Nigerians have "entered one chance" under the current administration and that the PDP will offer "plenty chances".

"We made a mistake but our ability to correct is the one that is important; we fell and we are bound to rise, so, it is time to arise and shine and let your light be seen be men, " he said.

He added that the PDP had bounced back to life and boasted that the party would return to power at the centre soon.

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"I want our young ones to know that they can get out of poverty through right-thinking, innovation and productivity".

While Nigerians were praying for the quick recovery of Buhari, Fayose was collecting imaginary photographs to debunk reports that the president was recuperating.

The PDP says that it will continue to pray for the full recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari.

He also denied meeting with the PDP National Caretaker Committee Chairman, Alhaji Ahmed Makarfi, in his (Oni's) at Ifaki-Ekiti in Ido/Osi Local Government Area. We will continue to pray for him, we want him to be fit but that does not mean that we will go to sleep.

The success of the recent convention signalled a new dawn for the PDP, the new leadership, unity of objective & learning from past mistakes has put the party in a new path to reclaim lost glory.

He also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for being unbiased and for demonstrating its independency.

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