Fayose said this on Friday when he met with political office holders in Ado Ekiti, capital of the state.
Describing himself as “the man wholeheartedly loved by Ekiti people”, he said those who had lost power would not regain simply because he had done it.
The comment is likely to be targeted at Segun Oni and Kayode Fayemi, two former governors who are believed to be interested in contesting the 2018 Ekiti State governorship election.
“I have a penchant for taking powers; that one in Buhari’s hand, I will take it. I’m going straight to that villa. I’m the next president,” Fayose said.
“I want to be the next president of Nigeria. My own won’t be this change that has brought nothing, we are going to represent the people well and tell them the truth.
“Just because Ayo Fayose has won a second term to become governor of Ekiti, some people also think they can come back now, but I want to tell them that it is not possible.
“I am the man wholeheartedly loved by Ekiti people because of the many developmental projects that have brought great infrastructural and developmental advancement to Ekiti.
“If you go around Ekiti, you will see my handiwork dotting every nook and cranny of the state. This is why I am the man who every Ekiti people will follow in 2018.”