Immediate past Governor of Ekiti State and Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has written the national and state leadership of the All Progressives Party (APC), notifying them of his intention to run for the July 14 governorship election in the state.

Fayemi, in the letter which he personally signed also disclosed that his public declaration for the gubernatorial  contest would come up at a rally in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday.

Some prominent names to which the letters were addressed include the National Chairman of APC , John Oyegun, National Leader of the party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former Interim National Chairman of the party, Bisi Akande, his colleagues in the Federal Executive Council (FEC); former and serving governors elected on APC platform

Letters were also sent to all traditional rulers in the state as well as prominent sons and daughters of Ekiti.

Fayemi, in the letter, said his decision to join the governorship race was informed by the need to join other patriots to rescue the state from the grip of the current insensitive and incompetent PDP-led administration, that has plunged the state and its people into unimaginable misery and poverty.

The Minister had on April 2 hinted on his plan to run for the party’s ticket during the quarterly meeting of the Ekiti APC leaders at his Isan Ekiti country home.

Ahead of the Saturday’s public declaration, the Minister  had also undertaken a tour of the 16 local government areas of the state, where he held meetings with local government and ward executives as well as elders of the party.

The tour which kicked off Monday in Efon Local Government ended in Oye Local Government on Thursday.