Former Ekiti State Governor, Segun Oni, has declared his intention to contest in the Ekiti 2022 governorship election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Naija News reports that Oni declared his ambition on Monday while unveiling his campaign office in preparation for the election.
Speaking to his supporters, the former PDP National Vice-Chairman, Southwest, stated that the All Progressives Congress will be defeated in the election.
He stated that just like Americans did to President Donald Trump in the recent Presidential poll, Ekiti people will get rid of the APC.
“Ekiti PDP is not afraid of incumbency power and the federal might. At a time in the history, Nigeria was being controlled by PDP. But Nigerians changed their minds and voted for APC in 2015,” Segun Oni said.
“If you look at the mood in town now, the people have changed their minds going by what the people are saying in town. People are not inclined to have APC after the next expiry in 2022 in Ekiti, that is, after Governor Fayemi.
“No government is undefeatable. President Donald Trump wanted to conquer America. He introduced Mafian styles thinking that he could not be defeated. Where is he today? He is in Florida in retirement. That is the power of the people.
“Politicians should be able to subject themselves to the will of the people, so that we won’t destroy the system. You can see that if our democracy had continued growing from 1966, Nigeria will be better than where we are today.
“All of us must subject to the will of the masses. No one should think he could perpetuate himself in power. In the Ekiti governorship, I won’t advise anybody to do anything funny, that won’t be in the best interest of anyone”.
Fayose vs Olujimi
The PDP chieftain also stated that he was ready to work with other leaders of the party, including ex-governor Ayodele Fayose, Senator Biodun Olujimi and others, to make the party formidable.
He said: “We want to tell Nigerians that there are new formula in town, which is formula of friendship, unity and oneness. I don’t believe in character assassination and exclusion, it is for all of us to be together.
“No single action can cement any crack in a political party, but when the process is coming from different ways, then you see the crack filled up.
“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 names calling.”