The Social Democratic Party (SDP) gubernatorial candidate in the Ekiti state elections, Segun Oni, has revealed why he has yet to congratulate the winner and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Biodun Oyebanji.
Globalgistng reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Oyebanji the winner of the June 18 governorship election in Ekiti State.
Oyebanji polled 187,057 votes to defeat its closest rival, the Social Democratic Party, Segun Oni which garnered 82,211 votes; the PDP Bisi Kolawole, which got 67,457 votes.
In an interview with Punch, Oni, who is also the former governor of the state disagreed with the outcome of the election stating that investigations are ongoing to ascertain if Oyebanji won the election.
According to the SDP candidate, if the investigations show that Oyebanji won fair and square, he will not need any persuasion before he congratulates him.
He said: “If I agreed, I would have congratulated the winner. That is why I am withholding my congratulations.
“If investigations show that it was won fair and square, I will not need any persuasions before I will congratulate everybody that needs to be congratulated.”
Oni added that he has no regrets about contesting the election and nobody will be in his position and have any regrets because he did not do anything to diminish his integrity.
He said: “No, I did not have any regrets; rather, I was very happy. Nobody will be in my position and have any regrets.
“First, I have not done anything to diminish my integrity. That should make me very happy; that should make my friends and associates very happy. That should make those who believe in me very happy. I have not done anything that will tarnish my image.”