Just In: Ex-Governor Segun Oni Dumps PDP, Plans to Join Another Party Ahead of Ekiti 2022 Guber Election
- A former governor of Ekiti state, Segun Oni, has left the opposition PDP after failing to grab the party's governorship ticket for the June 18 poll
- Oni who participated in the PDP guber primary lost to Bisi Kolawole, the aspirant backed by former Governor Ayo Fayose
- There are speculations that the Oni may join the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to contest for the governorship seat
Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state - Former governor of Ekiti state, Segun Oni, has reportedly withdrawn his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The Nation reported that the director of media and publicity of Segun Oni Movement, Adebayo Jackson, confirmed the development in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital on Saturday, February 5.
The newspaper further stated that Oni has not indicated the party he would be joining after leaving the PDP but noted speculations are rife that the ex-governor may join All Progressives Grand Alliance(AGPA) to contest the forthcoming governorship poll.
Recall that Oni came second in the just-concluded governorship primaries of the opposition PDP ahead of the June 18 governorship poll in Ekiti state.
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He lost to Bisi Kolawole, a former chairman of the PDP in Ekiti who was backed by former Governor Ayo Fayose.
Ekiti 2022: PDP dismisses Oni's allegation, returns Kolawole as governorship candidate
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the national leadership of the PDP ignored Oni's allegation that the party's ticket had been sold to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Despite Oni’s protest, the PDP leadership presented the certificate of return to Kolawole in Abuja on Tuesday to fly the PDP flag at the election.
Reacting to Oni’s outburst, the spokesman for the PDP, Debo Ologunagba, said the former governor must have been misquoted in the media.
Governor Udom Emmanuel urges unity among Ekiti PDP guber aspirants
In another report, Akwa Ibom governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel had urged contestants in the just concluded gubernatorial primaries of the PDP in Ekiti to bury the hatchet and work together for the victory of the party in the state.
Governor Emmanuel who was the leader of the 5-man PDP primary election committee in Ekiti state gave the admonition while fielding questions with Government House correspondents at the Victor Attah International Airport, Uyo, upon his return from the assignment.
He thanked the national chairman and the National Working Committee (NWC) of PDP for the opportunity to serve the party, describing it as a privilege he cannot take for granted.