Barely hours after the former governor of Ekiti State, Engineer Segun Oni pulled out of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), there has been an uneasiness in the camp of the duo of Bisi Kolawole and Biodun Oyebamji, the PDP and All Progressive Congress (APC) respectively.
“Troubled by the mass movement of PDP members to the Oni camp Fayose ran to the a radio station at Ikere Ekiti in an attempt to stop them but it was an exercise in futility as his actions further mobilized more people to Oni meeting.”
In a statement made available to journalists in Ado Ekiti on Sunday, the Director of Media and Publicity, Segun Oni Movements (SOM) Jackson Adebayo, it said that the sponsor of the PDP candidate, Ekiti state former governor Ayo Fayose hurriedly called a meeting of his associates to express his fear on the new development as thousands of the party members joined Segun Oni Movement.
According to Adebayo, it was as a result of his failed attempt that made him to call an emergency meeting to his Afao country home where his loyalist advised him to immediately contact the Governor of the state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi who coincidentally is the sponsor of the candidate of APC for collaboration on how to deal with Oni’s rising popularity.
Governor Fayemi who initially did not pick his calls however received very strong worded messages wherein Fayose expressed the looming political danger if Segun Oni Movement is not decisively checked.
An insider revealed that the Governor who was not in Ekiti at the time directed Fayose to his Deputy, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi for proper briefing hence he hurriedly went to him at his private residence in Ado Ekiti with two people whom he considered to be very loyal to him.
The statement further explained that former Governor Fayose convinced Fayemi that some of the aggrieved members of the APC attended the jam-packed meeting at Ifaki Ekiti where Oni unveiled his plans to contest the June governorship election on another platform and that serious mobilisation is also going on within the APC for same purpose.
The Spokesperson of the Segun Oni Movement added that it was at this stage that the Governor promised to put some measures in place before arriving Ekiti state when he would be able to meet with Fayose to map out a better strategy.
“In view of this we are calling on all well meaning Ekiti sons, daughters as well as all stakeholders in the state to warn both Fayemi and Fayose to desist from do-or-die politics but rather face the electorates and show case their candidate instead of planning evil against the people of the state.”
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