No going back on my ambition to govern Ekiti again, says Oni
Former governor of Ekiti State and All Progressives Congress (APC) Deputy National Chairman (South), Chief Segun Oni, yesterday said there was no going back on his ambition to govern the state again.
This is just as he stormed the state High Court in Ado-Ekiti in solidarity with seven party members standing trial for alleged complicity in the murder of former National
Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Chairman, Omolafe Aderiye.
The APC members on trial are Adebayo Aderiye, Adeniyi Adedipe, Sola Durodola, Ajayi Kayode, Oso Farotimi, Sola Adenijo and Rotimi Olanbiwonnu.
Oni, who stated his resolved while fielding questions from journalists on his rumoured 2018 governorship ambition at the court premises, added: “I have said it clearly that I am going to contest. I will declare on Monday, July 17, because people have been calling on me and clamouring, so it is no longer a secret.
“If I do not heed the call, it will look as if I don’t appreciate what people feel, so you should be grateful to God when you are appreciated, you should be grateful.”
Oni, after meeting with the wives of the accused persons and defence lawyers before leaving the court premises, said he was in court to show solidarity with them and
give them a psychological boost.
“I am here to give solidarity and moral support to our people and to have a first-hand observation of what is going on.
“It is good to lift their spirit and that is why I am here, because when you go through challenges like this, it can wear you out psychologically.