The former Ekiti State Governor, Engr. Segun Oni has finally joined its former party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, following shabby treatment meted in the All Progressives Congress, (APC).
In a letter sent to the Ekiti State Chairman PDP Caretaker Committee, Senator Senator Hosea Agboola dated on May 24, 2020 and signed by Oni’s Coordinator Chairman and the former House of Representatives member, Dr Ife Arowosoge.
Oni said “We have directed our members to join the PDP at their respective Wards and that, as soon as the Covid-19 restrictions permit, we would like to mark our declaration with a rally at Ado Ekiti. This will be in full consultation and agreement with you”.
Oni, who defected to APC in June, 2014 and held the position of Deputy National Chairman, and was contested for governorship election in 2018 but loses to Kayode Fayemi in the primary election.
FULL LETTER SENT TO PDP CARETAKER COMMITTEE
/c Dr Ife Arowosoge,
Plot 4, Olajiga street,
Opp NTA, Ado Ekiti.
24th May, 2020.
PDP Caretaker Committee,
Attn: Senator Hosea Agboola.
DECLARATION FOR THE PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDP) IN EKITI STATE.
We, the undersigned former members of the APC on behalf of our supporters in all the sixteen (16) Local Government Areas of Ekiti State, wish to first congratulate you and the other members of the PDP Caretaker Committee for Ekiti State on your appointment as Chairman and members respectively, as recently announced by the National Working Committee.
At our consultative meeting on the 15th March, 2020, we took a decision to leave the APC for PDP. Our purpose of writing this letter is to inform you formally that we have since directed our members to join the PDP at their respective Wards and that, as soon as the Covid19 restrictions permit, we would like to mark our declaration with a rally at Ado Ekiti. This will be in full consultation and agreement with you.
It is our prayer that your Caretaker Committee will have a successful tenure and make sterling contributions to the development of the PDP in Ekiti State and Nigeria.
Please accept the assurances of our highest regards.
NORTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT
Ido\Osi Local Government
Chief Segun Oni (fmr. Governor, Ekiti State).
Rt. Hon. Femi Akinyemi (fmr. Speaker, Old Ondo State House of Assembly).
Hon.Fakorede A. Olufemi (fmr. Member, Ekiti State House of Assembly)
Dr Chief Dare Ojo (fmr. Permanent Secretary, Ekiti State).
Hon. Adebola Odeyemi [fmr. Special Assistant (Political) to the Governor of Ekiti /Ido-Osi Local Government Party Chairman)
Ikole Local Government
Hon Wole Ayeni (fmr.Executive Chairman, Ikole Local Government).
Hon Aladetuyi Rasaq [fmr. Senior Special Assistant (Security) to the Governor of EKITI state].
Chief Ayo Omolade