- Former Ekiti state governor, Segun Oni, has gone back to his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
- Oni's defection is coming months after he indicated interest to return after claiming he was not being accorded the right respect in APC
- The caretaker panel while expressing delight at Oni's return described it as the greatest achievement of the committee
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After months of speculations, former Ekiti state governor Segun Oni has finally returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following his exit from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to The Nation, this was confirmed by the PDP caretaker committee in Ekiti state. The opposition has also called on others such as the former minister of works, Senator Adedayo Adeyeye, who left the party to return.
The caretaker committee while expressing delight at the return of Oni and his supporters, described the development as an incalculable boost to the party.
Senator Hosea Agboola, the chairman of the committee, and Diran Odeyemi, the secretary on Monday, June 1, cautioned party members against any antics targeted at genuine reconciliation in the party.
Agboola, a former lawmaker representing Oyo North went on to note that every member of the party is recognized in the PDP. He urged those who wish to rejoin the party to do so freely without encumbrances.
“The fact that former Governor Segun Oni has just rejoined the PDP is the greatest achievement of this committee. We are going to reach out to former Minister of Works, Dayo Adeyeye and others who left before the July 14, 2018 governorship election and bring them back to the party," he said.
Meanwhile, Oni revealed why he left the All Progressives Congress to rejoin his former party, the PDP.
The former Ekiti state governor alleged that the political machination of Governor Kayode Fayemi to put his political career in jeopardy made him dump the APC.
Oni said the ruling party under the leadership of Fayemi was riddled with impunity, injustice and disrespect for internal democracy.
The former governor said the party was being run by the governor through his surrogates like a private fiefdom, faulting the manner in which party's activities were conducted.
Ekiti state former governor, Ayodele Fayose earlier stated that Oni is not welcomed to the PDP Ekiti state chapter.
Fayose noted this on Tuesday, May 26, in reaction to a declaration letter addressed to the PDP caretaker committee by Oni dated May 24, indicating his interest to return to the PDP.
The decision of Oni to return to the opposition appears to have stirred up the rift between the two former governors.
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However, Fayose discarded Oni’s intentions explaining that it is political irrelevance.
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