Segun Oni picks PDP governorship form ahead of the 2022 elections in Ekiti – Nexus News

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A former Ekiti State Governor Segun Oni has revealed that he has got an “unfinished business” at the Ekiti Government House.

Oni said this in Abuja at the national secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) shortly after picking his nomination forms for the 2022 Ekiti governorship election yesterday.

The former governor noted that the people and PDP members in Ekiti have been awaiting “this epochal moment”, which officially approves his interest in the governorship race and his wish to serve his people once again.

Oni had the nomination documents received on his behalf by Yemi Arokodare, a former member of the Ekiti State House of Representatives members.

Speaking with journalists shortly after obtaining the document, Arokodare, who is the Director-General of the Segun Oni Campaign Organisation, noted that the people of Ekiti have agreed to use their votes to deliver the state for Oni and the PDP.

Arokodare said: “Today, anyone can visit Ekiti State to do a survey and general assessment: the civil servants are waiting, pensioners are waiting, farmers are waiting, traders are waiting, the women are waiting, the youths are waiting, people living with disabilities are waiting, even the men are waiting.

“Everyone is waiting for the emergence of Segun Oni, as the candidate of the PDP, to elect and crown as the next governor of the state. It is going to be a movement like no other.

“The people of Ekiti state once tasted the administration of Chief Segun Oni (2007 – 2010) and for them, it is still the best experience in terms of a people-driven government, good governance and open government.

“Chief Segun Oni is the real and practical definition of an unblemished Omoluabi that is tested and trusted. He is a rare breed of a politician who critics and everyone testify to his honesty, decency, integrity and charismatic leadership.

“It must be said at this point that it is only the quality of the candidate the PDP presents in Ekiti that will count and not the propaganda that the PDP can field just anyone and win.

“The popularity and acceptance of Chief Segun Oni in Ekiti state is very special and unique in its own way, and it is strategic to the PDP winning the governorship seat in 2022”.

Oni got elected as Ekiti governor in 2007 under the aegis of the PDP but was dismissed from office by the Court of Appeal in 2010, which awarded victory to his challenger at the time, Dr. Kayode Fayemi who contested under the aegis of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).

He joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2014 where he became the party’s Deputy National Chairman.

Oni dumped the APC in 2020 and returned to the PDP, quoting what he portrayed as the “shabby treatment” he received in the APC.

 

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