2019 presidential election is a year and few months away but the race seems to be hotting up already.

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state has never hidden his intention to run for the exalted office.

Fielding questions from journalists at an all-inclusive meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, with other political parties which held at Ibadan Civic Centre, Agodi Gate, Ibadan on Monday, Fayose said by October 1, he’ll officially declare his interest.

Asked about his plan to contest the presidency, Fayose said, “Most surely. I am in the race.

“I am declaring on October 1. It is my right to be president of Nigeria as a citizen of this country.

“I am educated and I have experience in politics. I am vast in public administration.

“The people want me. I will vie for the presidency under whatever circumstances. I will contest and I will prioritise the interests of the people.”

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