Engr. Segun Oni, a former governor of Ekiti State, on Monday, declared his intention to contest the 2022 gubernatorial election in the state.
He was governor from 2007 to 2010 before he was removed from office through an appeal court judgement that voided his election in October 2010.
Oni, while opening his campaign office christened “PDP Family Edifice”, in Ado Ekiti, promised to work with party leaders in the state 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 ruling All Progressives Congress.
The former governor said, “Except the parameters change, I am interested in the governorship. Though, only God knows tomorrow, but as of now yes, I am contesting and we are projecting that God will sanction it.”
He appealed to Ekiti PDP leaders to come together as one to midwife the process of reconciliation in the party, saying, “No single action can cement any crack in a political party, but when the processes are coming from different ways, then you see the crack filled up.
“I have been in politics for long and I understand the importance of unity. Let all leaders play their roles. Politics is a team game,” the former governor said.
Oni expressed confidence that the PDP would defeat APC in the 2022 election, saying, “If you look at the mood in town now, the people have changed their minds going by what the people are saying in town, saying they would not vote for APC in the next election.”
He further said, “Ekiti PDP is not afraid of incumbency power and the federal might. No government is undefeatable.”