EKITI 2022: Coalition of political parties in Ekiti State adopt Segun Oni

A group of 10 notable political parties in Ekiti state has officially adopted Engr Segun, candidate of Social Democratic Party (SDP) in June 18, 2022 governorship election, as their own preferred candidate for the election.
Rising from their emergency meeting in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, Convener and Coordinator of the coalition, Oladimeji Adegbuyiro, of the Action Alliance (AA) clarified their decision was consequent upon the fact that Ekiti people were fed up with the two major parties in the state, that is, All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Mr Adebuyiro explained all new parties involved in the coalition took the decision after thorough research and opinion poll on the most acceptable candidate to the populace across the 16 councils of the state among the present contestants.

He said: “Segun Oni is the most experienced, qualified and competent candidate among the present candidates vying for Ekiti governorship seat. From churches to mosques, schools to associations, even inside commercial buses, the only name on people’s mouth is that of Engr Segun Oni for governor.
“We then decided upon our findings that we have to go the way of the people, except we would be deceiving ourselves. We can only appeal to the two parties not to rely on any untoward practice to thwart the popular will of the people”, he said.

He further appealed to entire residents of the state to support a process and a movement which he noted would work in their immediate and long term interest, urging them to bring their family members, friends and associates to a podium upon which everyone’s interest and that of the state would be reshaped for the better.

Noting that security challenges, outstanding pensions, salary arrears, grants to higher institutions, unremitted and wrongly diverted cooperative deductions, as well as loans obtained by the present administration are problems which the current administration and the immediate past PDP government have created for the people, but which former governor Segun Oni would resolve immidiately, upon his assumption of office.
According to him, they are issues which require that someone taking over upon termination of the Fayemi administration should be prudent and sincere manager of resources, so that Ekiti would escape it’s current state of very avoidable bankruptcy and all-round backwardness
The Coalition appealed to INEC and Security agencies to allow the will of the people to prevail in the forthcoming election, stressing that those who are planning to frustrate the will of citizens of the state should remember operation wetie violence in the aftermath of1983 election in the Old Ondo state.
The coalition, at a well-attended event in Ado-Ekiti, capital of the state, constituted various committees to ensure that all the members of the coalition from the 177 wards are intergrated into the working arrangement, with a view to assuring resounding success for Engr Segun Oni

Ekiti 2022: Group raises alarm over alleged proliferation of arms, calls on NSA, International community to intervene

Ahead of the June 18 governorship election in Ekiti State, a group ‘Ekiti Patriotic Front'(EPF), has alleged the proliferation of arms into the state,

The group which raised the alarm over incessant attacks launched on the supporters of former governor Segun Oni and the Social Democratic Party’s candidate, called on the international community, the National Security Adviser, Major Gen Babagana Monguno and the Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Alkali Baba, to urgently do the needful and forestall the mushrooming of arms into Ekiti ahead of the poll.


The gale of defection  rocking the Ekiti State Peoples Democratic Party ahead of the June 18 gubernatorial election seems unabated as more stalwarts of the party are defecting on daily basis.

The Peoples Democratic Party Chairman in Ward C in Igede Ekiti, Irepodun Ifelodun Local Government, Ojo Famoroti aka Arise alongside other executive members defected to the Social Democratic Party in Igede Ekiti today amid funfare and jubilation together with his teeming supporters promising that they would work tirelessly to make sure Chief Segun Oni records resounding victory in the June 18 gubernatorial election.

Oni, APC clash over N183m severance package for appointees

Governorship candidate of Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Ekiti State Segun Oni has condemned the state’s payment of N183 million to former council appointees.

Oni described the payment as misplaced priority and an act of wickedness on the part of All Progressive Congress (APC), saying such action was questionable when salary arrears were unpaid.


(A). Cancellation of The LCDAs

Segun Oni has said it repeatedly that as Ekiti Governor, come June 18, 2022, he would not scrap or cancel any established structure of government, be it LCDAs, Educational institutions (BOUETI or Isan Poly), etc, nor sack any worker of Government who has no skeleton in his or her cupboard; rather he would improve on what is on ground and challenge them to do better, for the overall benefits of the State.

On the LCDAs, it is on record that the establishment of the LCDAs was his idea to do, before he was unexpectedly and kangarooly removed from office as Governor in his first term.

According to Dr Isijola, one of his lieutenants in office when he was Governor, he said the bill for the establishment of the LCDAs was already in the pipeline when the sudden change of Government occured and the new government of Dr Kayode Fayemi capitalized on it for implementation later, just as he did in respect of the 250 Transformers which Segun Oni bought to improve light in Ekiti, but which arrived shortly after Fayemi became Governor and which he used as his 100days in office achievement.

It is also on record that the current LCDA beautiful building in Ifaki was majorly facilitated by Asiwaju Segun Oni, to show his love for the LCDA establishment. How then can he be planning to scrap or cancel what is his own idea to establish? It is a lie from the pit of hell. Segun Oni will never scrap, nor cancel LCDAs, rather he would make them better than they are now.

Segun Oni will not only make the LCDAs better than they are now if elected Ekiti State Governor again, come June 18, 2022, he would also grant them autonomy as he did to the Local Governments during his First term.

It is Fayemi that is playing lip service with Local Governments and the LCDAs, as he openly said he did not believe in the establishment of the Local Governments and their existence as the 3rd tier of government in Nigeria; as according to him, the Local Governments are not in Nigeria Constitution. How then can somebody who do not believe in the existence of the Statutory LGAs believe in the future of the LCDAs which was actually Segun Oni’s idea, but which Fayemi and APC put in place just for political Campaign to deceive Ekiti people. SEGUN ONI WILL NOT SCRAP OR CANCEL ANY LCDA.

(B) On the issue of Show Your Primary Six Certificate by Teachers and other Government Workers in Ekiti

(i) I wonder when it has become an offence for an Employer, whether government or individual, to ask his Employees (Workers) to show the Certificate/s they claimed they have when they were employed and with which they have been working?

(ii) Are the workers not supposed to have presented have presented photocopies such Certificates or Credentials for keep in their files on the very day they were employed while the Original is kept with them, and if such Certificate photocopy could not be found in any of the persons files when needed for one reason or another, is it wrong to ask the individual or persons concerned to present another copy of what they have or are supposed to have?

(iii) Is Staff Verification by Government for one thing or the other an offence or a sin? Did Fayemi’s goverment (past and present) in Ekiti not verified the Staff force severally at all levels and asked workers to present their Certificates, including Primary Six? It was even done in Ekiti State University (EKSU) about 2 years ago where even Professors had to show their Primary Six Certificates.

What offence therefore did Segun Oni’s Government commit in asking
the State workers (including Teachers) to present their Certificates for Verification when he was Governor? Or is Staff Verification not part of Civil / Public Service guidelines?

(iv) Let me make it clear at this point, that Segun Oni did not just ask Ekiti Workers, particularly Teachers to Show their Certificates the fun of it; he did so for the purpose of helping them ensure that their Gratuities and Pension were paid without delay at retirement.

As the Governor, Segun Oni realized that Teachers in the State were the ones suffering mostly for long years after retirement without getting their Gratuities and Pension on time, as a result of non submission of their mandatory retirement papers at the time of exit, and this had lead to some of them being turned to ‘slaves’ by some shylock Pension Officers.

In order to prevent this from further happening and because Segun Oni as at that time had made up his mind to clear all arrears of Pension and Gratuities, and to ensure that every retiree gets his Gratuity and Pension with 90days of retirement, he ordered them, through the Pension Board to make available all their documents (which include Certificates) that are compulsory requirements for submission anywhere when one is retiring; so that the processing of their papers will not be difficult nor delayed when they eventually retire. And so that, if their is any delay in payment of their benefits after submitting all their papers, Government would know whom to hold responsible.
What then was the offence of Segun Oni in this, or what wrong did he do to Ekiti Teachers in this?


Thank you.

INEC partners with EFCC, ICPC to curb vote-buying in Ekiti Guber polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will collaborate with Nigeria’s anti-graft agencies to stop vote-buying in the June 18 governorship election in Ekiti.

INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, said this on Tuesday in Ado-Ekiti during a meeting with traditional rulers ahead of the election in the state.