- Former governor of Ekiti state, Segun Oni, stated he has joined the SDP and can contest the June 18 governorship election on the celebration’s platform
- Oni additionally stated that 4 aggrieved APC governorship aspirants and PDP members are backing his governorship aspiration
- The previous governor left the PDP lately after dropping the celebration’s governorship ticket to a different aspirant, Bisi Kolawole
Oni made the announcement whereas that includes on an area programme aired on a Voice 89.9 FM, The Nation reported.
Legit.ng gathers that the previous governor stated essential paper work will quickly be concluded with the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee for him to be the SDP candidate.
Ekiti 2022: Why I selected SDP – Segun Oni
Based on Oni, his determination to contest on the platform of the SDP was because of the continued name by Ekiti individuals who requested him to affix any of the registered events to ship them from vestiges of poverty, insecurity and different manifestations of misrule.
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“I’ve chosen to advance my ambition underneath the Social Democratic Occasion (SDP) as a result of we’re trying on the future not the current. The celebration has been round for years and gained elections into varied workplaces on this nation.
“So, it’s a well- recognized celebration and that’s I selected SDP to contest the June 18, 2022 governorship election in Ekiti state. We now have seen the potentials in SDP as a result of we imagine it’s simpler to promote as a 3rd power for Nigerians.
“The method to make me the celebration flag bearer is ongoing and would quickly be accomplished in a matter of days.”
Legit.ng recollects that Oni lately left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following his failure to safe the celebration’s governorship ticket. He misplaced the PDP’s ticket to Bisi Kolawole.
Aggrieved APC, PDP members supporting me, says Oni
After asserting his transfer to the SDP, Oni alleged that aggrieved politicians within the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) and PDP are supporting his governorship aspiration on the SDP’s platform.
Although he didn’t point out names, the brand new SDP chieftain stated 4 APC governorship aspirants, members of Southwest Agenda for Asiwaju 2023 (SWAGA) and members of Repositioning group inside PDP are forming a grand coalition to win the approaching ballot, Nigerian Tribune additionally stated.
“Let me say categorically that for many who are in APC, 4 aggrieved aspirants are working with us. In PDP, the individuals referred to as repositioning group, majority of them are working with us. Additionally, we’re working with SWAGA members, SWAGA is a robust power in APC with robust membership base.”
Ekiti 2022: We aren’t backing Segun Oni – SWAGA
Responding, the coordinator of SWAGA in Ekiti, Prince Bamigboye Adegoroye, denied backing Oni.
He stated the group was not in any collaboration with the previous governor for any goal.
“That isn’t true. Members of SWAGA can’t kind a coalition with Segun Oni to win any election. The Chairman of SWAGA in Ekiti State is Senator Tony Adeniyi, I’m the coordinator of SWAGA in Ekiti State, so no one else may have moved it to wherever. No one has that capability.
“That’s the act of desperation of Segun Oni that we’re speaking about which individuals have to protect in opposition to. He shouldn’t be taken severely. He sounds just a little confused and so that you don’t take him severely.”
Ekiti 2022: Segun Oni speaks on becoming a member of APGA after leaving PDP
Earlier than asserting his transfer to the SDP, Oni had beforehand stated he was but to maneuver to a different celebration.
The previous governor denied the speculations that he defected to the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and was additionally already planning to depart the celebration once more, describing it as absolute falsehood and handiwork of mischief makers.
Oni made the clarification in an announcement launched on Sunday, February 13, by the director of media and publicity of Engr Segun Oni Motion, Jackson Adebayo.