My brothers and sisters, stop castigating Oni, Fayose tells supporters
August 30, 2020
The immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose has called on his supporters across the state to, forthwith, stop attacking a former governor of the state and leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Segun Oni on the social media.
Nigerian Tribune reports that Fayose in a series of tweets on Sunday on his official Twitter handle @GovAyoFayose noted that Oni who joined the party from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in February this year had demonstrated humility upon his return to the opposition party.
Fayose’s decision might be connected with Oni’s decision to join his faction of the PDP against that of Senator Biodun Olujimi during Saturday’s state factional congress for election into the State Working Committee of the party.
Oni who is said to be nursing the ambition of becoming the party’s candidate for the 2022 governorship election in the state, praised Fayose during the factional state congress, saying, “I am back in the party and I want to appreciate the leader (Fayose) for welcoming us.”
Parallel state congresses were held on Saturday with Fayose and Olujimi flexing muscles over the structure of the party where two chairmen emerged after the exercise on Saturday.
While a former commissioner for Environment, Mr Bisi Kolawole was elected as chairman from the former governor’s camp, a former member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Kehinde Odebunmi emerged chairman from Olujimi’s splinter group.
Fayose in the tweets said: “My brothers and sisters of the PDP Osoko political family, having formally received Engr Segun Oni into the PDP at the just concluded state congress, nobody henceforth should castigate, embarrass or undermine Engr Segun Oni in any of the social media platforms associated with the Osoko political family. True leadership is demonstrated by forgiveness, followed by restoration after true humility.”
Fayose, however, revealed that his decision must not be misconstrued to endorsing the governorship ambition of the Ifaki-Ekiti-born politician, “but our sincere effort to keep the party together except for members due for political perdition.”
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