EXCLUSIVE! Ekiti 2018: APC Settles For Oni
By SOLA SADIQ
Ekiti 2018: APC Settles For OniDeputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress, Segun Oni, an engineer, is in pole position to emerge as the gubernatorial candidate of the parry for the 2018 governorship election, sources have revealed.
With the next governorship election in the state coming up in about 18 months, the national leadership of the party has reportedly settled for the former Ekiti governor, Oni, on account of his “experience, pedigree, loyalty and incorruptibility.”
A source conversant with the behind the scene moves within the party disclosed that Oni, who hails from Ifaki Ekiti, has however not bowed to pressures being exerted on him to stage a comeback to the government house, which he vacated unceremoniously in 2010 following the nullification of his election by the Court of Appeal that declared Kayode Fayemi of the defunct Action Congress as the duly elected governor of the state. Oni was then the candidate of the PDP.
Oni and Fayemi are now in the same party as a result of political alignments in the run up to the 2014 governorship election in the state.
While Oni is highly favoured by the top echelon of APC, there are also strong indications that Fayemi is allegedly plotting to reclaim the seat he lost to the incumbent governor, Ayo Fayose, in 2014. Fayose is not due for reelection.
Other APC stalwarts alleged to be interested in the party’s ticket include Bimbo Daramola, a former federal lawmaker and also the DG of Fayemi’s campaign organisation in 2014; Opeyemi Bamidele and a former commissioner in Lagos State, Dele Alake.
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