Ekiti primary: 'Angry' Segun Oni explains why he may dump APC

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  • May 16, 2018 - 11 a.m.


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The first runner-up in the Saturday All Progressives Congress, APC primary in Ekiti State, Segun Oni, has threatened to leave the party if he is not treated with respect.

Oni, a former Governor of Ekiti State of Nigeria since 29 May 2007, made this known in a chat with journalists at his country home in Ifaki-Ekiti on Tuesday.

Oni raised the alarm that his supporters were receiving threats from the winner of the primary, Dr. Kayode Fayemi’s camp, and his supporters.

He, therefore, demanded that his supporters be respected and not victimized. 

Recall that Fayemi won the primary by polling 941 votes ahead of Oni, who polled 481 votes, among other 31 aspirants.

In his chat, Oni said, “I have a responsibility to protect my supporters. But this habit of winners take all and what we are hearing that Segun Oni’s boys will be in the cooler for four years if APC wins is what I won’t tolerate.

“We are not scavenging, neither are we scavengers. We have been receiving pressure from different parties that we should come for the tickets, but we said no because we want this to be an example and become a new thinking that when you lose the primary, you must stay in your party even when you are popular.

“But if they continue to harass my supporters, I may quit the party, because I have the responsibility not only to protect them but to ensure that they are not taken for a ride,” Oni added.

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