The Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate in the July 19 governorship election in Ekiti State, Segun Oni has explained why he left the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the Social Democratic Party, SDP.
Oni spoke during a debate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital on Sunday, saying his decision was not borne out of desperation.
According to him, the way the PDP held its governorship primary election in the State was not conducive enough.
“It is not desperation,”
Oni said, insisting he does not want to return to power by all means.
“I do not like cheating. I don’t cheat and don’t like people to cheat. If I see a party that has no respect for its own rules, I see it as not my type of party.
“I contested the PDP primaries and it was supposed to be a secret ballot and the world saw how it became open to the extent that one man was being shown in every ballot. I detest cheating and don’t collaborate with cheats,”
The 67-year-old ex-governor resigned his membership of the PDP on February 5, over a week after failing to clinch the party’s ticket.
He lost the PDP governorship primary election in Ekiti to Bisi Kolawole, the preferred candidate of Ayodele Fayose, a former governor of the State.