Former governor of Ekiti State, Chief Segun Oni, on Saturday, said the need to rescue the state from total collapse and expand its frontiers of development for the benefit of the masses were the reasons he is contesting in the 2022 governorship election.
Oni, who governed Ekiti State between May 29, 2007, and October 15, 2010, spoke in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday while unveiling members of his campaign team.
The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) chieftain said his intention to re-contest for the governorship seat was not targeted at enriching himself, family and political associates.
While addressing his supporters at his campaign office in Adebayo area of the state capital, the former governor assured that he will unite the PDP and “wipe out divisive tendencies among the contending forces, for the PDP to emerge victorious in the poll.”
He said: “The PDP family is an inclusive political community with a level-playing ground for all party members; we will leave no one behind because it is big enough to accommodate diverse interests, groups and everyone.
“This developmental journey is not about us, our friends or associates; it is about the people who have shown tremendous confidence in our ability to turn the state’s fortunes around and guarantee Ekiti a secured future.
“It is largely about deploying Ekiti resources to develop its people. This is not about personal enrichment or personalising governance for a few cronies.
“That the people are coming forward volunteering their cars for the PDP family branding is a testament to who we are and a demonstration of pure love, confidence and trust in our commitment to make Ekiti State a better place for all.
“The campaign has not started, but the people are eager to create awareness and assure themselves that there is a viable alternative to the present situation in the state and we will never take this for granted.”
A former member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Yemi Arokodare, was appointed as the Director-General of the campaign organisation.