Ekiti 2022: Only popular candidate will guarantee PDP’s victory - Oni

Ekiti 2022: Only popular candidate will guarantee PDP’s victory - Oni

Former governor of Ekiti State, Segun Oni, has called on the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) not to gamble with the choice of candidate for the 2022 governorship election.

The governorship aspirant noted that the party should pick a lesson from the choice of popular Charles Soludo by the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the Anambra election, adding that only credible and acceptable candidate would deliver victory for PDP in the June 18, 2022 poll.

In a statement by the Director General of his campaign team, Yemi Arokodare, he added that the leadership of the party should be decisive and firm in the build up to the election by bringing all stakeholders together.

Arokodare said: “While our party must learn from the outcome of the Anambra governorship elections, and the pattern of voting, it is evident to everyone that Governor Willie Obiano and APGA, who had dipped in popularity in the last two years, deliberately went for a popular candidate in Chukwuma Soludo to keep hope alive.

“The choice of Soludo has paid off because the people could easily connect with his visible track records and popularity in the state, country and beyond, and Anambrarians decided to give him a chance.

“After a successful convention and the prospects of displacing a fumbling ruling party at the center in 2023, the PDP cannot afford to gamble over the choice of its governorship candidates in Ekiti and Osun States.

“Our party must apply the sense of purpose and wisdom that guided it in electing the incoming National Working Committee; it must learn from APGA in Anambra, and it must be decisive in bringing all stakeholders together in Ekiti and Osun to take a firm decision.”

He described his principal, “as personality with a multi-partisan and non-partisan support-base in Ekiti, and he is the people’s delight any day any time and, they are eagerly awaiting his emergence as the PDP candidate.”