A former Governor of Ekiti State, Segun Oni, on Monday submitted his expression of interest and nomination forms ahead of the governorship election in the state in 2022.
The Peoples Democratic Party chieftain handed the forms over to the National Organising Secretary of the party, Austin Akobundu, at the party’s national secretariat, Abuja.
Oni in his statement disclosed that he had toed the path before and he’s ready to win the election and serve the people.
He said: “This moment indeed marks another remarkable phase of our journey, demonstrating our intent and readiness to contest and win, and most importantly, our commitment to serving.
“We have been here before. It is a familiar path; a known terrain in which we made our mark and treated all and sundry with dignity, respect and honour. We brought value to governance and honour to lead.”
He further stated that while he was in power, he brought value to governance and honour to leadership in the state.
Oni added, “Notwithstanding the distractions and cogs mounted to halt the wheel of our journey at the time, we made outstanding gains.
“Under our watch, Ekiti was a cynosure of good governance and efficient government.
“We worked very hard to propel Ekiti to live up true to its motto as the fountain of knowledge in Nigeria. We brought our state to national reckoning. Unfortunately, this may not be the case today.
“To the civil servants, farmers, traders, women, youth and people living with disabilities, our administration remains the best experience they have had in terms of a people-driven government, incorruptible leadership and open government.”
Other governorship aspirants in the party include Ajijola Lateef Oladimeji, Otunba Bisi Kolawole, Albert Kayode and Aribisala Adewale, who is the incumbent National Treasurer of the PDP.