Former Ekiti state governor, Segun Oni, has stated that he would defeat the incumbent, Ayodele Fayose and his candidate in Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) if given the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket for the 2018 governorship election.
Oni said he would win all the 16 local government areas the same way the governor defeated the immediate past governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, in the last election.
Oni spoke while addressing journalists in Ifaki, his country home, during his official declaration and expression of interest for the 2018 election.
About Fayose, this is not a game of arrogance. He is not larger than life as being speculated.
He, along with others once deployed their political machinery against me in certain political contest but if you recall, I still emerged victorious, so what are you talking about?
He criticised the incumbent government for not paying workers salaries, stating that Fayose is building a multi-billion naira overhead bridge.
He explained that his desire to contest is in response to the growing clamour for his candidature by many residents and major stakeholders, who he claimed told him his services were earnestly needed.
Though I am not hungry for power, I prefer to be governor of my state than being something else. I am not the type who prefer glamour to service.