Former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rasheed Ladoja, has said that Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, is free to contest the 2019 presidential election.
Ladoja said this on Saturday after holding a private meeting with Fayose in Ibadan.
Affirming his return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ladoja stressed that Fayose had the fundamental human rights to contest for the nation’s number one seat.
His words: “Governor Fayose is my own brother and he is a go-getter. Whatever he sets his mind to achieve, he goes for it and he gets it. He is eminently qualified and possesses all the leadership capabilities to rule Nigeria and take us out of the woods.
“Some people in the PDP have said that they have zoned the presidency to the north, but it is left for Fayose to convince the members in the PDP to support him for his presidential ambition. He is fit for it judging from his antecedents as a quintessential leader in the country.
“I also want to advise the party leadership to use zoning of the presidency in a way that would guarantee the PDP winning the election in 2019 and not as a way of favouring some individuals who may not be ready for the job.”