Race to Replace Fayemi Begins as Former Governor Obtains PDP Nomination Form

Race to Replace Fayemi Begins as Former Governor Obtains PDP Nomination Form

  • A chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party, Segun Oni has signaled interest in becoming the next governor of Ekiti state
  • Oni on Wednesday, September 22, obtained his nomination form for the Ekiti governorship election slated for June 18, 2022
  • The former governor has maintained that he is the right man to win the governorship poll for the opposition party

Abuja - The 2022 Ekiti state governorship election may face a strong challenge as one of the chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Engr Segun Oni, throws his hat in the ring to contest the poll.

Legit.ng gathered that the former Ekiti state governor obtained his expression of interest and nomination forms to contest on the platform of the PDP.

Segun Oni
Former Governor Segun Oni has purchased his nomination forms for the 2022 Ekiti governorship election. Photo credit: H.E, CHIEF. SEGUN ONI
Source: Facebook

Oni made the disclosure on Wednesday, September 22, after his campaign director picked up the forms at the PDP National Secretariat, Wadata Plaza, Abuja.

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The former governor shared pictures on his official Facebook page as his purchased

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Oni, a former governor of the southwest state will wrestle other candidates to take over from Governor Kayode Fayemi who's tenure expires in 2022.

He was elected back in 2007 but was sacked by the Court of Appeal in 2010, which awarded victory to the incumbent governor, Fayemi of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) before joining the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2014.

PDP releases timetable for Ekiti governorship elections

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the schedule of activities in preparation for the forthcoming for Ekiti state governorship has been released by the PDP.

This was disclosed in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.

According to him, sales of expression of interest and nomination forms would commence on September 13 and end on September 30.

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Ekiti 2022: Internal crisis will ruin PDP's chances, Olujimi says

Meanwhile, a former Senate minority leader in Ekiti, Biodun Olujimi predicted what will ruin the chances of the PDP in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.

Olujimi said that until the leadership of the PDP at the national level deals with the issue of injustice, the state chapter of the party will remain doomed to failure.

She alleged that illegality that characterised the congresses in state and wards have ruined the Ekiti PDP.

Source: Legit.ng

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