The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Ekiti State has nominated incumbent governor of the state, Mr Kayode Fayemi as its candidate for the 2014 governorship election in the state.
The declaration was made at a general meeting of the party at the country home of former governor of Ekiti state, Niyi Adebayo at Iyin Ekiti.
The former governor said he is solidly behind Dr. Fayemi in the forthcoming election scheduled for 2014.
Mr Adebayo added that it was a unanimous decision of the party leadership as he further solicits the support of every indigene of Ekiti state for the partyâ€™s candidate.
Reacting to the early endorsement, the state government welcomed the move but noted that there is still more to done ahead of the governorship election. â€œWe are only half wayâ€ he stated.
Mr Fayemi ran for the Ekiti State governorship election in the 2007 elections on the platform of the ACN but the Peopleâ€™s Democratic party PDPâ€™s candidate, Mr Olusegun Oni was declared winner.
But after a three and a half years legal tussle the Appeal Court on the 15th of October, 2010 declared Mr Fayemi, the duly elected Governor of Ekiti State.