- The race for Governor Kayode Fayemi's successor in Ekiti has widened
- This is as former governor Segun Oni declared he will put his popularity to test again in 2022
- Oni, a chieftain of PDP, said he will contest for governorship without the fear of "incumbency and federal might"
Segun Oni, a former governor of Ekiti, said he will throw the hat into the ring again for the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state scheduled for 2022.
Oni made this disclosure in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital on Monday, February 1, when he opened his campaign office named “PDP Family Edifice.”
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, while addressing his supporters, said the power of incumbency and federal might cannot save the All Progressives Congress (APC) come 2022, The Punch reports.
Oni declared that the ruling party has been rejected, saying "no government is undefeatable.”
He urged members and leaders of the opposition party to unite. According to him, people are "saying they would not vote for APC in the next election.”
“Except the parameters change, I am interested in the governorship. Though only God knows tomorrow, as of now yes, I am contesting and we are projecting that God will sanction it.
“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.
“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.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Ekiti chapter of the ruling party APC is facing another hurdle over the presidential ambition of the state governor, Kayode John Fayemi, and Bola Tinubu.
This is as the party is polarised into two, with each faction pledging loyalty to the governor and Tinubu who is the national leader of the APC.
Tinubu, a former Lagos state governor and Fayemi who is the chairman of the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) are reportedly eyeing the country's biggest office when the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari ends in 2023.