A former governor of Ekiti State and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant for the 2022 governorship election, Segun Oni, has said the major opposition party will resist attempt by any party or group to rig next year’s poll.
Oni also said the party will gather support from the members of the public to dislodge the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Ekiti government house.
He described the voter apathy that characterized last Saturday’s council polls as an indication of the nosediving acceptability of APC in the state.
Oni spoke in Ado Ekiti, yesterday, at a rally organised by a coalition of two groups – Ekiti PDP Progressives, led by Hon Wale Ayeni and Dominion group, spearheaded by Hon Eniola Eponlolaye – to mobilise the masses for the former governor ahead of the PDP primary.
The rally was attended by a large number of party followers and admirers, who marched from the popular Fajuyi Park to Ijigbo and Ajilosun area.
The long convoy of vehicles and party members guarded by combined forces of security agencies caused a traffic logjam along Ado-Ikere road for hours.
Addressing the crowd of party supporters, the former governor said his popularity keeps soaring among the masses of Ekiti on the premise that he didn’t loot the treasury while in the saddle of governance between 2007 and 2010.
Speaking about the primary, bearing in mind that former governor Ayodele Fayose had endorsed the candidacy of Hon. Bisi Kolawole, Oni pointed out that the party members know the right man that can win the election and would not want to gamble with the choice of candidate.