Following the incident that occurred yesterday where a former Governor of Ekiti State Segun Oni defected from the ruling party (APC) to rival party PDP, and different speculations have emerged.
But today, Segun Oni has come out to clear the about His defection to the opposing Party.
He said he decided to return to PDP due to alleged discrimination against his supporters by Governor Kayode Fayemi and his loyalists.
The former governor and his supporters across the 16 local government on Sunday took the decision to return to PDP, the party they left in 2014, in controversial circumstances.
Oni, who addressed journalists, through the Director-General of his political platform under the acronym ‘Atunse Ekiti Movement’, Ife Arowosoge, said the decision was part of the collective resolution taken by his loyalists in view of alleged maltreatment being inflicted on them in APC.
He said he found the PDP more captivating at this time having learned his lesson from the defeat of the 2015 general election, describing the opposition as better organized and more democratic than it was in the past.
“It was our observation, during a meeting at Ifaki-Ekiti and attended by 250 Oni’s core loyalists, that our supporters were being treated like lepers in Ekiti APC while appointments to government positions at the state and federal levels are limited to family members, friends, and associates of the governor,”