Former Ekiti governor, Segun Oni, joins guber race

Former governor of Ekiti State, Mr Segun Oni, has indicated his intention to contest next year’s governorship election in the state.


Oni, who is deputy national chairman (South) of All Progressives Congress, APC, is expected to officially make an open declaration to run for governor in July.


His campaign director general, Mr Ife Arowosoge, made the disclosure on Thursday at the maiden meeting of some APC leaders and members from all the 16 local government areas loyal to his ambition.


Arowosoge, a former House of Representatives member, said Oni had written letters of his intention to vie for governor in 2018 to the party executives at ward, local government and state levels.


He said Oni would commission the headquarters of his governorship campaign secretariat located along Opopogbooro, Iworoko Road on the day of his public declaration and also visit APC state secretariat after which he would visit senatorial offices.


According to Arowosoge, Oni has been receiving “clarion calls” from interest groups like teachers, civil servants, local government workers, retirees, youth and women groups to take another shot at the governorship race given his “performance” while in office between 2007 and 2010.


He said Oni has the experience, exposure and pedigree to make a difference if given the chance to occupy the governor’s chair again.


“He is simple, plain-minded, intelligent, humble, respectful, incorruptible, responsible and God-fearing,” he said.



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