By Hafsat Abdullahi and Grace Danjuma
The former Governor of the old Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa, yesterday avared that the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, is eligible to vie for the president of the country in the 2019 poll.
A statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, said Musa said this in Ondo State.
“It is the right of every Nigerian to aspire to the office of the President of Nigeria. Anybody from any section of the country, who has met the constitutional requirements can vie for the presidency. There should be no restriction because the country is in need of a right leader.
“Whoever that will emerge will be president of Nigeria, not the president of a section. Fayose is exercising his right; it is wrong for anybody to vilify him for declaring his ambition. The man is bold, courageous and has put the Buhari government on its toes. Anybody having interest should come out so that we can compare,” the statement said.
The statement also noted that while speaking on restructuring, Musa pointed out that the agitation had become controversial because of insecurity, poverty, hunger and inequality in the county.