Ekiti Guber Race: Oni Picks PDP Governorship Form, says I have ‘unfinished business’

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    Eng. Segun Oni

    “The popularity and acceptance of Chief Segun Oni in Ekiti state is very special and unique in its own way, and it is strategic to the PDP winning the governorship seat in 2022”.

    Former Governor of Ekiti State, Segun Oni, has revealed his intention to return to the State Government House, saying he has got an “unfinished business”.

    Oni disclosed this in Abuja on Wednesday at the national secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) shortly after picking his nomination forms for the 2022 Ekiti governorship election.

    He said that the people and PDP members in Ekiti have been anticipating “this epochal moment”, which officially validates his interest in the governorship race and his desire to serve his people once again.

    Oni had the nomination documents obtained on his behalf by a former House of Representatives member, Yemi Arokodare.

    Speaking with newsmen shortly after collecting the document, Arokodare, who is the Director-General of the Segun Oni Campaign Organisation, said the people of Ekiti have resolved to use their votes to deliver the state for Oni and the PDP.

    Arokodare said: “Today, anyone can visit Ekiti State to do a survey and general assessment: the civil servants are waiting, pensioners are waiting, farmers are waiting, traders are waiting, the women are waiting, the youths are waiting, people living with disabilities are waiting, even the men are waiting.

    “Everyone is waiting for the emergence of Segun Oni, as the candidate of the PDP, to elect and crown as the next governor of the state. It is going to be a movement like no other.

    “The people of Ekiti state once tasted the administration of Chief Segun Oni (2007 – 2010) and for them, it is still the best experience in terms of a people-driven government, good governance and open government.

    “Chief Segun Oni is the real and practical definition of an unblemished Omoluabi that is tested and trusted. He is a rare breed of a politician who critics and everyone testify to his honesty, decency, integrity and charismatic leadership.

    “It must be said at this point that it is only the quality of the candidate the PDP presents in Ekiti that will count and not the propaganda that the PDP can field just anyone and win.

    “The popularity and acceptance of Chief Segun Oni in Ekiti state is very special and unique in its own way, and it is strategic to the PDP winning the governorship seat in 2022”.

    Oni got elected as Ekiti governor in 2007 on the platform of the PDP but was sacked by the Court of Appeal in 2010, which awarded victory to his challenger at the time, Dr Kayode Fayemi who contested on the platform of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).

    He joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2014 where he became the party’s Deputy National Chairman.

    Oni dumped the APC in 2020 and returned to the PDP, citing what he described as the “shabby treatment” he received in the APC.

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