The Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr Segun Oni said at the weekend that he would resign from his position one month before the governorship primary of his party coming up early next year, to enable him participate as aspirant.
The former Governor of Ekiti State who stated this while reacting to mounting agitation that he should quit his position if he wishes to contest for the 2018 Governorship Election in the state, said that the APC
constitution is clear about when he should resign as Deputy National Chairman of the Party.
Briefing newsmen at his campaign headquarter, Oni said that the APC
constitution says he must resign one month before the party’s primary, saying that he would not disobey his party law.
The governorship aspirant who expressed concern about the increasing rate of hate campaign against him, allegedly by members of his party on the social media, said no amount of campaign of hate would deter him from the task ahead.
He said that he remains a revolution which no man can blocked in the 2018 Governorship election.
Oni however denied allegation that he was doing anti party activities by meeting with opposition elements such as Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, the Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Caretaker Committee chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi.
He said that those making the allegation are placing so much value on him, saying that if however Makarfi decides to visit him, he would welcome him.
His words : “Those telling lies against me on the social media are only making me more
popular by increasing my visibility.
“let me disprove some lies they are telling against me. They said that our Chairman, Chief Oyegun asked me to resign. I want to tell you that there is no threat to my position. It is a lie with an expiry date. The party constitution says I should resign one month before the primary and that is
what I am going to do.
“They said that I met with Fayose, that I met with Akpabio in an hotel and
that I met with Makarfi in my house. Maybe i don’t even know the value
these people are placing on me.
“The last time i met Fayose was immediately after the burial of baba Adebayo when I visited him to show gratitude for his roles in the burial. As for Makarfi and Akpabio, I have not met them anywhere. However, if Makarfi wish to come to my house, I will welcome him.
“Those trying to block me are risking many things because I am the revolution that nobody can block. On the field, they know what the people want “.
He however assured other aspirants that there would be a level playing ground at the party primary adding that he was ready to abide by the result of the primary even if he is not the chosen one.