The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr kayode Fayemi has declared interest in contesting the july 14 governorship election in the Ekiti State.
INEC has scheduled April 15th for the commencement of electioneering process for the July election.
Fayemi, who was Governor of Ekiti State between 2010 and 2014, told journalists in an interview at his Ishan Ekiti country home on Saturday that he would follow due process, starting a formal notification of his intention to the leadership of the APC and the state secretariat of the party.
This, he said, would be followed by a public declaration rally at a date to be announced.
He said, “Yes, I will run for the governorship of our state. As a leader of the party, I am going to follow the due process as laid down by our party and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).