Segun Oni vows to defeat Fayose, PDP in 2018


The former Ekiti State Governor and
current National Deputy Chairman ,
(South ) of the ruling All Progressive
Party, Chief Segun Oni, has promised
to return Ekiti to an APC - controlled
state if given the party’ s ticket for the
2018 Governorship Election.

He boasted that he would defeat the
incumbent, Ayodele Fayose , and
whoever is his anointed candidate in
the Peoples Democratic Party in all the
16 Local Government Areas, the same
way the governor defeated the
immediate past governor , Dr Kayode
Fayemi, in the last election .
Oni spoke while addressing journalists
in Ifaki, his home , during his
official declaration and expression of
interest for the 2018 election.

He said there was nothing so
spectacular in the acclaimed political
wizardry of Fayose who twice defeated
two former incumbent governors of
the state, at different times, describing
the misery being mild around Fayose
as product of sentiment

“ About Fayose , this is not a game of
arrogance . He is not larger than life as
being speculated

“ He, along with others once deployed
their political machinery against me in
certain political contest but if you
recall , I still emerged victorious , so
what are you talking about ”?
Oni blamed irregular payment of
workers’ salaries in Ekiti state on
wrong prioritisation of government ’s
policies and programmes , saying it
was irrational for a state governor to
be building multi - billion naira
overhead bridge where workers
welfare and well - being are left
unattended .

He explained that his interest to
contest was in response to the growing
clamour for his candidature by many
residents and major stakeholders , who
he claimed told him his services were
earnestly needed .

He said he would use his return to
power to instil a new social and
economic order in the state as well as
correct certain mistakes and errors he
made during his first - term tenure,
which was later terminated by the
Appeal Court .

Besides, he said his love to take the
state to the next level, rescue it from
poverty and make it rank as one of the
best among the comity of states was
his major driving force.

Noting that his current position as a
deputy national chairman of the ruling
party commanded respect, glamour
and high volume of honour, he said
preferred to be a state governor , so as
to be able to use the platform to uplift
lives as well as build the right type of
social infrastructures .

“ Though I am not hungry for power , I
prefer to be governor of my state than
being something else . I am not the
type who prefer glamour to service ,”
he said .

The former governor said he was
ready to face primaries , urging people
to discountenance the rumour that the
national secretariat of the party had
concluded arrangements to impose
him as a candidate .

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