Ekiti 2022: Segun Oni declares for governor
Former Governor of Ekiti State, Segun Oni, on Monday, declared his intention tomcontest for the governorship post in the state in 2022.
A former deputy national chairman (south) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) before decamping to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Oni said this in Ado-Ekiti while opening his campaign office in preparation for the forthcoming poll in the state.
He promised to work with former governor Ayodele Fayose, Senator Biodun Olujimi and others to reposition the party and make it formidable ahead of the poll to achieve the task of winning the election.
“I have been in politics for long and I understand the importance of unity. Let all leaders play their roles. Politics is a team game. As for me, I am not going to engage in name-calling,” Oni said.
The former governor said he decided to name his campaign office ‘PDP family edifice’ to convey the message that politics should not be perceived as acrimony.
“We want to tell Nigerians that there is a new formula in town, which is the formula of friendship, unity and oneness. I don’t believe in character assassination and exclusion; it is good for all of us to be together.
“Except the parameters change, I am interested in the governorship. Though, only God knows tomorrow; but as of now yes, I am contesting and we are projecting that God will sanction it,” he said.
Oni was Ekiti governor between May 29, 2007 and October 14, 2010 under the PDP platform.