By ALO ABIOLA, Ado Ekiti
Former Ekiti State governor and national deputy chairman, (South) of the ruling All Progressive sParty (APC), Chief Segun Oni has declared that his party would come out victorious in the Ekiti 2018 governorship election.
Addressing newsmen in his Ifaki-Ekiti country home, Oni boasted that he would he would defeat the incumbent governor Ayo Fayose and whoever he (Fayose) anoints as his candidate in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in all the 16 Local Government Council Areas of the state, the same way, the immediate past governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi of the APC was defeated in the last election.
The former governor who posited that there was nothing so special about governor Fayose who twice defeated two former incumbent governors of the state, at different times, saying it is all about sentiments.
He said, “About Fayose, this is not a game of arrogance. He is not larger than life as being speculated He, along with others once deployed their political machinery against me in certain political contest but if you recall, I still emerged victorious, so what are you talking about?”
He blamed irregular payment of workers’ salaries in Ekiti state on wrong prioritization of government’s policies and programmes, saying it is irrational for a state governor to be building multi-billion naira overhead bridge where workers welfare and wellbeing are left unattended.
The APC governorship aspirant explained that his interest to contest the state’s number one position, was in response to the growing clamour for his candidature by many residents and major stakeholders, who he claimed told him his services were earnestly needed.
He said he would use his return to power to instill a new social and economic order in the state as well as correct certain mistakes and errors he made during his first-term tenure, which was later terminated by the Appeal Court.