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Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has said the governorship ambition of Dr Kayode Fayemi was dead on arrival.

The governor was reacting to a statement by the presidency congratulating Fayemi for winning the APC ticket to contest the July 14, 2018 governorship elections.

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“President Buhari believes that Fayemi’s track record in the state as a reformist, with a penchant for building educational infrastructure and promoting the welfare of the ordinary people, will bolster his chances at the forthcoming polls,” the presidency said.

Reacting on Twitter, Fayose urged the president to give Fayemi a position in FEC rather than congratulate him as his ambition to become Ekiti governor.

He wrote: “President Buhari congratulating Fayemi on his emergence as APC candidate is like day-dreaming.He will surfer another major defeat on July 14.

“Rather than congratulating him,the President should reserve his seat at the FEC because this desperation to be Ekiti governor is dead on arrival.”