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Ekiti guber: Oni speaks on defeating Fayose

A former governor of Ekiti, Mr Segun Oni, has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has what it takes to win the July 14 governorship election in the state.

He said this on Monday in Abuja while speaking with newsmen at the APC National Headquarters after picking Expression of Interest and Nomination forms to contest the election.

Oni, who was the Deputy National Chairman (South) of the party until he resigned recently to contest the election, expressed confidence that the party would emerge victorious at the election.

“We have tremendous goodwill out there in Ekiti; the goodwill for this party is there, it is over-flowing and I can tell you that we will win the state,” he said.

The former governor said that his interest to re-contest for the position was not personal, but that of a team which wanted him to govern the state again.

He said that the “stomach infrastructure’’ programme of the current administration in the state was a farce and a “coinage to say something and probably arouse the people’’.

According to him, the programme had no meaning, especially as there was no established kitchen where people were served food freely in Ekiti.

Oni said that if elected, his administration would ensure radical change in the lives of the people while improving their well-being.

“Forget about stomach infrastructure; we are more than that,’’ he said, adding that his administration would give priority to agriculture and bring innovation to governance.

He dispelled insinuations the he was the anointed candidate of the presidency and the APC leadership, saying “I belong to the camp of God, not to anybody´s camp´´.

Oni also debunked the allegation in Alhaji Tanko Yakassai’s statement at the weekend that the APC rigged its way to power in 2015, using the card reader.

“I want to say that it is not true, card reader cannot rig election; it is only human beings that can rig elections, not card readers.

“I must say that when people are looking for ways to justify their inadequacies, they will look for failures, they will look for faults; the truth is that Nigerians voted overwhelmingly for Alhaji Muhammadu Buhari,” Oni said.

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