Oni pledges to oust APC government in Ekiti, urges PDP leaders to unite
Former Ekiti State Governor and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant, Chief Segun Oni, has boasted that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) would be sent packing after the 2022 governorship election.
Oni, who has indicated an interest in the race, said the PDP would work assiduously with the masses, whom he said, were already disenchanted with the APC, to get rid of the ruling party in the coming governorship election.
He said: “We will do to APC what the Americans did to former President Donald Trump in the recent United States presidential poll.”
The former governor said he would work with other worthy leaders of the party, including former Governor Ayodele Fayose, Senator Biodun Olujimi and others, to reposition the PDP and make it formidable to achieve the task of wrestling power from the incumbent.
Oni spoke in Ado-Ekiti yesterday while opening his campaign office christened “PDP family edifice”, in preparation for the forthcoming poll in the state.
He expressed his readiness to contest the governorship election, saying: “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.”
“Ekiti PDP is not afraid of incumbency power and the federal might. At a time in history, Nigeria was being controlled by PDP. But Nigerians changed their minds and voted for APC in 2015.
“If you look at the mood in town now, the people have changed their mind going by what the people are saying in town. People are not inclined to have APC after the next expiry in 2022 in Ekiti, that is, after Governor Fayemi.
“No government is undefeatable. President Donald Trump wanted to conquer America. He introduced Mafian styles thinking that he could not be defeated. Where is he today? He is in Florida in retirement. That is the power of the people.
“Politicians should be able to subject themselves to the will of the people so that we won’t destroy the system. You can see that if our democracy had continued growing from 1966, Nigeria will be better than where we are today.”
Oni said he decided to name his campaign base “PDP family edifice” to convey a signal that politics shouldn’t be seen as acrimony, enmity and character assassination.