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AFTERMATH OF EKITI APC PRIMARY: Oni may dump APC

AFTERMATH OF EKITI APC PRIMARY: Oni may dump APC
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Former governor of Ekiti State and first runner-up in Saturday’s governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Segun Oni, is not happy with the conduct of supporters of the winner of the election, ex-Governor Kayode Fayemi.

He has therefore vowed that should the attitude of the APC candidate for the July 14 governorship election in the state persist, he may dump the party.

Oni scored 481 votes to emerge first runner-up to Fayemi who won the primary election with 941.

But Oni who spoke to newsmen at his country home in Ifaki-Ekiti, expressed worries over alleged derogatory treatment being meted out to his supporters from Fayemi’s camp.

He said, “I have a responsibility to protect my supporters. But this habit of winners take all and what we are hearing that Segun Oni’s boys will be in the cooler for four years if APC wins is what I won’t tolerate.

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“We are not scavenging, neither are we scavengers. We have been receiving pressure from different parties that we should come for the tickets, but we said no, because we want this to be an example and become a new thinking that when you lose the primary, you must stay in your party even when you are popular.

“But if they continue to harass my supporters, I may quit the party, because I have the responsibility not only to protect them but to ensure that they are not taken for a ride.”

 

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