Former Ekiti Governor Set to Rejoin PDP, Says Party Chieftain

Chief Segun Akinwumi, a prominent figure within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, has revealed that former governor Chief Segun Oni is poised to rejoin the PDP imminently. Akinwumi, who is vying for the state chairmanship position within the PDP, emphasized the need for the party’s national leadership to maintain confidence in the state chapter to rejuvenate its standing in Ekiti.

Addressing journalists and party members in Ado-Ekiti, the former commissioner for water resources outlined his intentions to contest the PDP chairmanship position and underscored ongoing efforts to revitalize the party and tackle issues that have hindered its success in the state’s political landscape.

Regarding Chief Segun Oni’s impending return to the PDP, Akinwumi asserted, “Governor Oni is keen on preserving his impeccable character and is awaiting the resolution of party crises before making his move. We are in discussions.” Akinwumi highlighted his previous role as the head of contact and mobilization during Oni’s 2022 gubernatorial bid under the Social Democratic Party (SDP), emphasizing ongoing efforts to resolve internal party challenges and restore the PDP’s standing in Ekiti.

Commenting on the alleged anti-party activities of former governor Ayo Fayose, Akinwumi remarked, “Current developments will clarify everyone’s allegiance within the party. The true PDP members are regaining control, and we will reclaim what rightfully belongs to us.” He emphasized the transient nature of political alliances and expressed confidence in the PDP’s resurgence.

Akinwumi outlined his aspirations to secure victory for the PDP in the 2026 Ekiti gubernatorial election as a precursor to the 2027 general elections. He pledged to foster internal party cohesion, enhance reward systems for members, and ensure seamless leadership transitions within the party.

Asserting his commitment to restoring the PDP’s prominence in Ekiti, Akinwumi denounced internal discord fueled by self-serving individuals and affirmed his dedication to advancing the party’s interests. He lauded past PDP leaders for their contributions to the state’s development and vowed to steer the party back to its original trajectory of success.

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