The Director-General of the Segun Oni Campaign Organization, SOCO, Dr. Ife Arowosoge has said the rejection of Governor Ayodele Fayose’s car gift by the former governor was done in the interest of Ekiti workers.
Arowosoge, who spoke during the inauguration of the Advisory Committee of the organisation, charged them to ensure the emergence of Chief Olusegun Oni at the primary election scheduled to hold in April 2018.
Governor Fayose had last month presented all former governors of the state except Dr. Kayode Fayemi with a car gift.
The Director-General said: “Though Fayose meant well with the gift, the question is why does he have to wait until this time before giving out the cars.
“The former governors are entitled to it, it is their right and privilege, not only the car but residential houses, even at the Federal Capital. Why then does he have to wait till when he has less than a year to leave the office before recognising them?
“The timing to give out a jeep of about N52 million at the time state, local government workers, and pensioners were being owed for several months were what we quarrelled with and not the gift.”
He told the seven-man Advisory Committee, which was inaugurated at the situation office, to secure 60 percent of the electoral votes for, Chief Segun Oni.
He said: “We cannot on our own alone achieve this feat, many good heads they say are better than few good ones. Apart from your love, loyalty, and commitment to Asiwaju Olusegun Oni, we are counting on your experience, good track record of performance and reputation in your communities.”
Members of the committee include Rt Hon Gbenga Odebunmi, Chief Biodun Akin-Fasae, Hon Bunmi Akinniyi, Mr. Gbenga Obayemi, Dr. Dare Ojo. Others are Mr. Tunji Olatunde and Dr. Bayo Arowolaju.
while the Secretary of SOCO and the Administrator of the office, Messrs Lekan Oyebanji and Fola Afolalu would represent the situation office on the committee.