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Ekiti 2022: Oni joins guber race, says residents tired of APC govt


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Former governor of Ekiti State and chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Segun Oni, has joined the Ekiti State governorship race, ahead of the 2022 governorship poll in the state.

Speaking during the commissioning of his campaign office named “PDP family edifice” at Ado-Ekiti on Monday, Mr Oni said residents of the state were tired of the “unimpressive administration of Dr Kayode Fayemi”.

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According to him, the Ekiti people are ready to get rid of the ruling party, “like Americans did to President Donald Trump in the recent presidential poll”.

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He said: “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 minds going by what they are saying in town. People are not inclined to have APC after the next election in 2022 in Ekiti, that is, after Governor Fayemi.

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“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.

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“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.

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“All of us must subject to the will of the masses. No one should think he could perpetuate himself in power. In the Ekiti governorship, I won’t advise anybody to do anything funny, that won’t be in the best interest of anyone.”

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