Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti
A former governor of Ekiti State and the All Progressives Congress (APC) Deputy National Chairman (South), Chief Segun Oni, has said that he will defeat the candidate presented by Governor Ayodele Fayose in the 2018 governorship poll, just as he declares Monday his intention for the election.
Oni, who was removed through judicial pronouncement in 2010 after three and a half years in the saddle, said he would avenge the humiliation suffered by Dr. Kayode Fayemi in 2014.
He described himself as having the magic wand to again bring the dividends of democracy to the people the way he did while in government.
Oni spoke at a news conference at his Ifaki-Ekiti country home to herald his official declaration and expression of interest coming up Monday in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
He boasted that he would trounce Fayose and whoever is his anointed candidate in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in all the 16 local government areas in the state, the same way, he (Fayose) defeated the former governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi of the APC in the last election.