Former Ekiti State Governor, Segun Oni is set to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), after losing the PDP governorship ticket to Bisi Kolawole, in the recently conducted PDP Governorship Primary election in the state
Oni who felt he was cheated and schemed out of the ticket by former Governor Ayo Fayose to give the ticket to Kolawole, has reportedly reached out to the APGA leadership in the state for an opportunity to contest the governorship election on their platform.
It was gathered that after a series of meetings between the Oni camp and the leadership of APGA, a deal was struck on Friday which will see him officially admitted into the party with a waiver to enable him fly the flag of APGA in the upcoming governorship election in the state.
A source within the Oni camp who confirmed Oni’s move said the party’s Vice Chairman in the South West, Samson Seun Olalere, APGA National Chairman, Chief Victor Ike Oye and National Secretary of the party and former Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, were all in attendance at the meetings between Oni and the party leadership where the waiver was given to him.
The source also stated that the move is likely to be made public today (Saturday).
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