There are clear indications that former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has settled down for the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, as his running mate for the 2019 Presidency.
This indication came on the heels of Atiku’s visit to Ekiti State, and the series of closed-door meetings held between the former Vice President and Fayose.
It was believed that Atiku may have struck a deal with Fayose, and persuaded him to be his running mate for the 2019 Presidential poll.
In a swift reaction however, the embattled Senator representing Ogun East, Buruji Kashamu, has written off the chances that Fayose would get near the Presidency in 2019.
He said: “He is going nowhere. In fact, no reasonable Presidential candidate will pick a cantankerous and inordinately ambitious person as his running mate.
“Any Presidential candidate who picks Fayose as his running mate, endangers his life should he win. Since he fraudulently took control of the party structure in the South-West, what has he been able to do with it? Nothing!
“He is fighting the political battle of his life to install another of his stooge as his successor, in the face of stiff opposition from within.
“In a couple of months, the forthcoming Ekiti Governorship election would put a lie to his claim of invincibility and uncultured disturbance of our political space.”
When contacted, Fayose through his Special Assistant on New Media and Public Communications, Lere Olayinka, said he would not join issues with Kashamu.
“He is free to run his mouth, we will not take issues with him”, he said.