RESPONDING to the clarion call of the good people of Ekiti State, home and abroad, to correct the wrongs in the Fountain of Knowledge State, Engineer Segun Oni will make an open declaration to run for the 2018 governorship election in the state.
The Campaign Director-General of Engr. Ojo, the deputy national chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ife Arowosoge, made the disclosure on Thursday at the maiden meeting of some APC leaders and members from all the 16 local government areas loyal to his ambition.
Arowosoge, a former House of Representatives member, disclosed that the former governor of the state had written the party executives at ward, local government and state levels, notifying them of his intention to contest for 2018 governorship election.
He said Engr. Oni would commission the headquarters of his governorship campaign secretariat, which according to him, is located along Opopogbooro, Iworoko Road, Ekiti State July 17, and also visit the party’s secretariat in the state, after which he would visit senatorial offices.
According to Mr. Arowosoge, Mr. Oni has been receiving “clarion calls” from interest groups like teachers, civil servants, local government workers, retirees, youth and women groups to take another shot at the governorship race given his “performance” while in office between 2007 and 2010.
He said Mr. Oni has the experience, exposure and pedigree to make a difference if given the chance to occupy the governor’s chair again.
“He is simple, plain-minded, intelligent, humble, respectful, incorruptible, responsible and God-fearing,” he sai
Arowosoge stressed that Engr. Oni, during his administration, provided employment for over 4,000 youth, gave autonomy to both legislature and judiciary, accorded traditional institution respect, gave good welfare package to civil servants and retirees, provided infrastructure and other social welfare programmes.
Describing Engr. Oni as a man of integrity, Arowosoge said efforts are being intensified to ensure a landslide victory for Segub Oni, both at the primary and general election with landslide victory,” he declared.
He said: “The slogan of 16-0 against APC must not only stop, it must be reversed; it will be 16-0 against PDP.
“The political atmosphere is most favourable for our party now and the only person people are demanding of our party to give them is Chief Olusegun Oni who they are ready to vote in as governor, come 2018.”
The Chief Press Secretary to the former governor of Ekiti State, Comrade Wale Ojo-Lanre, in a brief chat with ReportersAtLarge stressed that Engineer Segun Oni is a messiah, divinely made and prepared to make Ekiti State match the dream its founding fathers and the good people of the state.
“Engineer Segun Oni, no doubt a man of integrity, the people of the state trust him; even his opposition cannot contend this. He is one of the governors, if not the only one, that has not has no case with EFCC. Even, none of his aides has been found wanting,” Ojo-Lanre said.