- APC has replied former governor of Ekiti state, Segun Oni, over his planned defection to PDP
- Oni had hinted that he was leaving APC for PDP over the undue treatment meted on him by the leadership of the party
- The APC, however, described Oni as an ungrateful person whose defection would not be felt in the party
The Ekiti state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared it was not surprised with the imminent defection of the former governor of the state, Segun Oni, from the party to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Nigerian Tribune reports that Oni, a former deputy national chairman of the APC, while speaking in an exclusive chat on Monday, March 16, had said he was taking the decision in the interest of his political family whom he said were not fairly dealt with in terms of appointments in the party.
Legit.ng gathered that he said he would not be pulling out of the party until the second half of the year after he must have had consulted widely with some leaders within the APC, adding, however, that “we have taken the final decision to leave the party.”
Reacting to Oni's planned defection, the publicity secretary of APC in the state, Ade Ajayi, said the former governor refused to attend his ward meeting when he was suspended to explain himself.
The party spokesman added that the party never gave him an unfair treatment, rather, he said was accorded the necessary respect and recognition when he joined the party from the PDP in 2014.
While describing Oni as an “ungrateful soul” that enjoyed every benefit with the party, Ajayi wished him well in his future political endeavor.
”We are not surprised that he is going back to PDP where he came from but I don’t know the treatment that made him defect to PDP. He was suspended from his political ward because he offended them and instead of him attending the ward meeting to explain himself, he refused. Don’t forget the constitution of the party stipulated that anybody no matter highly can be disciplined by the party
"If he is now accusing the state executives or leaders, I want to say that is his own way of thinking but I want to let him know that he was treated well when he joined APC. I will rather say he is an ungrateful soul because the party gave him the patronage he does not deserve. I want to say good luck to him,” he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a former Ekiti state governor, Segun Oni, insisted on leaving the ruling party.
Going further, Oni said he was not accorded his rightful position and respect as a former APC deputy national chairman. He also faulted the way and manner he was suspended from the party's leadership.
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