Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has nailed the coffin on the rumored on joint presidential ticket with the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, saying he is not interested in being president or vice-president of the country.
There were reports in a section of the media last week that subtle moves were being made to float the idea of a Sheriff/Fayose joint PDP ticket in 2019 in light of growing discontentment with the current All Progressives Congress-led federal government.
But the Ekiti State Governor, who has often stressed that he won’t be contesting for any political office at the end of his tenure in 2018, maintained that the campaign to draft him into the presidential or senatorial race in 2019, will be an exercise in futility.
He said he is the most senior and most experienced governor in the country having served during the tenure of Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan and now, Muhammadu Buhari.
Fayose also made it clear that he would not give his blessings to any presidential move by Sheriff, adding that if the PDP national chairman has such ambitions, he should bury it forthwith.
“I will not support him now and I will never support him in 2019”, he insisted.