As the plot thickens ahead of the 2023 presidential elections, details have emerged of how the Aso Rock cabal plans to wreck the ambition of Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi.
Fayemi, whose tenure ends in 2022, has been nursing a presidential ambition, with power expected to shift south in 2023.
But reports by SaharaReporters claim President Muhammadu Buhari’s loyalists in Aso Villa have rejected Fayemi and they plan to silence him as they believe they have done to the All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
“They (the cabal) have set up Babafemi Ojudu to ensure that Fayemi is wrestled to the ground over his ambition. They stated that apart from Malami, another candidate who can be considered is Mai Mala Buni (Yobe State Governor) but Fayemi was rejected,” a top source revealed.
Ojudu is the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Matters, also from Ekiti State.
“The plan is to first weaken Fayemi at home which is Ekiti and that will play out in the 2022 state governorship election as his candidate may not win the election or even emerge,” the source continued.
Ojudu, 59, is leading an APC factional crisis against Fayemi in Ekiti State, which sources revealed, is part of the grand plot to weaken Fayemi, another South-West potential candidate for 2023.
He is also eyeing the Ekiti governorship seat, and had earlier vowed to resist the imposition of any candidate by the governor.