Presidential Aspirant under the flagship of the ruling All Progressives Congress( APC) and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has debunked reports that he was considering stepping down for Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Fayemi denied the report on Friday in a statement by Head of Media and spokesman of the Dr. Kayode Fayemi Presidential Campaign Organization, Femi Ige.
TheFact Nigeria noted that there are reports that governor Fayemi and four other governors had met with Osinbajo, where the Ekiti State governor agreed to step down for the vice president.
However the statement said the governor would not step down for any aspirant. He added that he had the backing of the real stakeholders in the party to clinch the ticket.
“No meeting took place between us and any aspirant about stepping down. We are undoubtedly among the leading aspirants for the position and one to watch in the race.
“Our candidate has deep trust and respect among political leaders in the party and also from colleague governors who form a critical mass in the decision-making process,” he said.
Fayemi urged his supporters to remain calm, focused and not lose faith because of the “lies fabricated by political detractors.”he said.