Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, says he will appoint a “Minister of Stomach Infrastructure” if he emerges president of Nigeria.
Mr Fayose stated this while speaking with journalists shortly after his appearance before the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Screening Committee in Abuja, on Friday.
The former governor said when the committee asked him about his stomach infrastructure policy while he was governor, he “made it clear that I will have a minister for stomach infrastructure and welfare of the people.”
He, however, added that as much as tarring roads and providing other infrastructure was good, that would not be sufficient for hungry citizens.
“So, 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.”
Stating his position on zoning, Fayose insisted that for posterity’s sake, PDP must zone its presidential ticket in order not to cause confusion in the future.
He said even if the party wants everyone to contest, it should officially make a pronouncement and zone it to the Southern part of Nigeria.
Mr Fayose said that with the incumbent president from the north, it was only logical for the south to produce the next president, saying this was not about the party, but about Nigeria’s best interest and stability.