Ex-gov Oni unveils bid for 2022 governorship


Published February 2, 2021

Abiodun Nejo, Ado Ekiti
Former Ekiti State Governor , Chief Segun Oni , on Monday declared his intention to contest the 2022 gubernatorial election in the state .
Oni , a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party , also said the people of the state have proved over time that incumbency factor and federal might cannot save a party that Ekiti people have rejected.
He spoke while opening his campaign office christened “ PDP Family Edifice” , in Ado Ekiti, on Monday .
Oni promised to work with party leaders in the state including former Governor Ayodele Fayose , Senator Biodun Olujimi and others to reposition the PDP and make it formidable to achieve the task of wrestling power from the ruling All Progressives Congress.
The former governor said , “ 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 appealed to Ekiti PDP leaders to coalesce effort to midwife the process of reconciliation in the party, saying , “ No single action can cement any crack in a political party, but when the processes are 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,” the former governor said.
Oni expressed confidence that the PDP would defeat APC in the 2022 election , saying , “ If you look at the mood in town now , the people have changed their minds going by what the people are saying in town , saying they would not vote for APC in the next election . ”
He further said , “ Ekiti PDP is not afraid of incumbency power and the federal might . 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 would be better than where we are today.
“ All of us must be 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. ”

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