Former Ekiti state Governor, Segun Oni has denied the viral rumours hinting at his possible exit from APC.
The Former Governor of Ekiti state denied the widespread reports claiming that he is planning to leave the All Progressive Congress due to the outcome of the party’s primary election that produced Minister of Minerals and Steel, Kayode Fayemi as the winner.
There have been reports going rounds that Oni is angry about the outcome of the primary election which was not in his favour. Therefore, he is planning to leave the party to secure the state’s governorship ticket in another party. Speaking in an interview with newsmen at Ado-Ekiti, Oni denied the reports and said the rumour is baseless. In his words, “I am still in APC, we are loyal party men. I decided to contest to give our party the probability to win. The contest was not about me. Our people must learn a new lesson that when you enjoy goodwill and you lose a primary, the next thing is for you to move to another party, with a thinking that you will win. Even if you enjoy goodwill, it is not good to expend it that way. So, we are not leaving APC. But I have a responsibility to protect my supporters. But this habit of winner-takes-all and what we are hearing that Segun Oni boys will be in the cooler for four years if APC wins is what I won’t tolerate. We are approaching a windstorm, which is the election and I believe we need to take caution on both sides. As much as we are ready to work with the winner, they too must be receptive and be trusting. But if they continue to harass my supporters, I may quit the party, because I have a responsibility not only to protect them but ensure that they are not taken for a ride.”
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