Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose said he will appoint a “minister of stomach infrastructure and welfare of the people” if elected president of Nigeria in 2023.
Ayodele Fayose On His Stomach Infrastructure Policy
The presidential hopeful spoke on Friday while addressing journalists after he appeared before the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential screening committee in Abuja.
When asked about his “stomach infrastructure policy” while he was governor of Ekiti State, Fayose made it very clear that it would be part of his policies if he emerged president.
He added that as much as tarring roads and providing other infrastructure are good, that would not be sufficient if people are hungry.
Fayose said, “I made it clear that I will have a minister of stomach infrastructure and welfare of the people.
“For me, stomach infrastructure is part of being supportive of the ordinary Nigerian. Stomach infrastructure, under my watch as president of Nigeria, will be a major theme.
“No one is saying here that you will not do the needful in terms of developing the country. Part of development is the welfare and well-being of the people.”
On his position on zoning, Fayose said in the interest of fairness, the PDP should zone its presidential ticket to avoid confusion in future elections.
He said, “The party must remember that whatever we do today will speak for us or stand against us tomorrow.
“The system is not functioning in our country; the institutions are not functioning, that is why we have all these problems.
“We must be courageous enough to say this is going to the south, and if you want to contest, the Nigerian constitution still gives you the leverage, the opportunity to do so. I support zoning this time to southern Nigeria.”
Fayose added that with the incumbent president from the north, it is only logical for the south to produce the next president, adding that this was not about the party, but about Nigeria’s best interest and stability.
KanyiDaily recalls that Ayodele Fayose had recently kicked against the consensus candidacy in the PDP, vowing that he will not drop his 2023 presidential ambition for any politician.