Ekiti State Governor and All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential aspirant, Kayode Fayemi, has said out of the twenty-three presidential aspirants under the party, only five are serious contestants, saying the rest are pretenders.

He argued that so far, out of the total number of those aspiring for the seat on the platform of the party, only five aspirants have traveled to consult with delegates across the country.

Fayemi stated this while addressing Niger State APC delegates at the Government House, Minna.

The presidential hopeful insisted that the campaign of aspirants has separated the pretenders from the contenders in the party.

According to him,” This is a season of visits and states keep receiving us. The list of presidential aspirants says there are 23 but only five of us are going round the country. With this, you can separate the pretenders from the contenders.”

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, in his response, explained that the presidential aspirant had sold himself very well to the delegates, adding, “If I am given the option and privilege to appoint a president, I will appoint Fayemi as Nigeria’s president”.

He also confirmed Fayemi’s claim of pretenders and contenders, noting that only five presidential aspirants have visited the state out of a large number of those eying the seat.

2023 presidency: We have more pretenders than contestants in APC – Fayemi