Chieftain of All Progressives Congress and governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, Chief Olusegun Oni, has asked his supporters to work for the success of the party’s candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, in the July 14 election.
Oni, who came second behind Fayemi in the APC primary, told his Campaign Council chairmen and other members of his team drawn from the 16 local government areas of the state that they should work for the success of the party.
The APC chief, who addressed them at his home in Ifaki-Ekiti in Ido/Osi Local Government Area, on Tuesday, said: “Everyone who believes in the APC project should forget whatever that happened during and after the party primary and work for the success of the party.”
He said: “If we are really loyal to Chief Segun Oni and believe in my principle, we must keep this party alive and work together as one by remaining committed and dedicated to its success in the July 14 election.
“We remain in APC. We are to work for the party and it has a candidate, in the person of Dr. Kayode Fayemi. We have a duty to help the Nigerian political process to further evolve. The idea of aspirants jumping ship after primaries must be discouraged. If we won, we would have expected others to remain and work with us.”
Chief Oni assured his supporters that their interests would “be adequately protected.”
Dr. Fayemi, who came visiting shortly before the meeting, addressed the gathering, which was at the instance of Oni. He promised to carry everybody along in the administration of the state if elected as the governor.
Fayemi was quoted to have said: “The party had 33 aspirants during the primary, that simply means that we have 33 leaders in the state and I want to assure everyone that no one would be left behind in the running of the governance in the state.
“I hold everybody in high regard and I want to appeal to you to join hands with me as the candidate of the party to ensure that we take over the governance of the state. Anything done for me is for the party and I am saying that we shall all reap the fruit together.”