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Ekiti Former Governor, Segun Oni To Decamp To PDP

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The former governor of Ekiti State, Segun Oni, is set to decamp from the ruling All Progressives Party (APC) to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) over alleged marginalisation.

Mr Oni who once served as the National Deputy chairman (South) of the party spoke with Journalists in Ado Ekiti on Monday. He accused the APC suspended him without considering his value to the party.

This newspaper recalls that Mr Oni joined the APC from PDP ahead of 2014 gubernatorial polls in the state.

Speaking on Monday, he said: “You all knew the kind of treatment I have been getting. As we speak, none of my supporters was being allowed to get appointment or contest elections in APC.”

“If the APC gives me the whole world, I won’t be happy seeing integral part of my political family, I mean my supporters being treated badly.”

“Is that how to run a party? You leave out some people when you are giving out appointments all just because they belong to the Segun Oni political family?”

He further said himself and his supporters have taken a decision to joined the PDP and set up committee to work on their programme of actions.

“I am not that kind of a politician that will rush at things; we can’t just go back that way. There must be proper planning. We are carrying out local government by local government counting of those that will follow us.

“Those who took the action were my supporters across all the local governments and 177 wards, who felt bad about the whole scenario in APC. But the major thing is that, we are moving, we have taken a decision to go back and on that we are working on,” he said.

Beyond this, Mr Oni is on talks with Ayodele Fayose and Senator Biodun Olujimi about his resolve to return to his former party.

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Kabir Adejumo

Adejumo Kabir is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He is a great researcher with dozens of investigative journalism awards to his name at the national and international level. He loves community journalism and supports all aspects of public enlightenment. He has experience writing well-researched and impactful reports for several online publications. He is the Director of Campus Press Hub and Author of Campus Journalism Beginners' Handbook. He has also been shortlisted for the DAME Awards for his contributions to Journalism

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