Ahead of the 2022 governorship election in Ekiti State, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has given the former governor, Segun Oni, the party governorship ticket to contest for June 18 polls.
Oni, who welcomed back to Ekiti after giving him the party ticket in Abuja.
It would be recalled that Oni went to Abuja some weeks ago to perfect his papers with the national leadership of the party and the INEC to become the candidate of the Social Democratic Party.
Globalgistng reported that One and his running mate, Lady Owolabi came in a convoy from Akure airport via Ikere Ekiti boundary around noon.
They were received by party state Chairman, Dr Dele Ekunola, other state working committee members of the party and and some aggrieved members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
Oni was waiving to appreciate the mammoth crowd that came to welcome him from both sides of the road in an open-roof jeep back to Ekiti State since he had formally defected to the Social Democratic Party from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Speaking at one of his campaign offices in Ado-Ekiti, the former governor describes the outcome of the PDP governorship primary in the state as disgraceful and pitching his tent with the SDP is the right step in giving Ekiti People a new lease of life.
He urged the Electorate to Collect their PVCs and stay alert before, during, and after the Elections assuring the People that he is ready to govern the State.
Flanked by his running mate, Ado-Ekiti born Hon Ladi Owolabi, Chief Oni said Ekiti would never miss the APC and PDP as political parties if they gave him the opportunity to return to power.
Oni assured the people that they will take absolute ownership of his government as he did during his first term between 2007 and 2010 if elected.
“Our election is coming up on June 18, 2022, you are all aware of this. My advice to all of you is to go and get your PVCs and send this government packing. Sending them packing is like good riddance to bad rubbish.
“You won’t miss both PDP and APC in Ekiti if you vote for me. What is the essence of a government that can’t bring progress? Please tell them that progress has come and that progress is Segun Oni. By the grace of God, I will not disappoint you.
“Your voter card is your power, don’t allow these people to continue to dominate the system and cheat you. Vote for progress, vote SDP. Go and mobilise for SDP, it is the party of progress. Ekiti people don’t deserve suffering, sweep them away with your votes on June 18”.
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