Ekiti poll: Fayemi is set to battle Oni for APC governorship ticket

By Sunday Aloba, Ado-Ekiti
Two former governors of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and Engr. Olusegun Oni have expressed their readiness to vie for the governorship of the state on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Fayemi is the current the Minister for Solid Mineral Development while Oni is the deputy national chairman of the APC for south.
While the minister lost the governorship to incumbent Ayodele Fayose in 2014 when he failed his re-election bid, Oni on the other hand was ousted by judgment of the Court of Appeal in 2010.
Fayose who was elected on the platform of the then ruling, now opposition People
Competent sources within the party told BLACKFACE that though the two have not openly declared their intention, they have however begun underground moves suggesting that they are in the reckoning for the ticket.
A source close to Oni confirmed the development to our correspondent while attempts to get the spokesman of Fayemi, Mr. Yinka Oyebode proved abortive as he phone was switched off.
“Yes! Oga (Oni) will contest the governorship. He has told us to be preparing and we have complied by putting together our supporters. What we have been doing is to consult with our supporters and we are almost done with that.” A source close to the former governor said in a telephone chat on Wednesday.
On his part, those who should know stated that Fayemi have started revving up his campaign machinery for the task ahead.
Sources within the party in Ekiti State said, Fayemi has begun reaching out to the party hierarchy with a view to enlisting their support for his bid.
“I know what form his move to reach out to them has taken but I know that Fayemi has been wooing these party officers. As you know, Fayemi has never hidden his desire for a second term in office and he wants to take the chance,” the source said.
According to the sources within the party, there are some other aspirants such as Olufemi Bamisile are also said to be in the reckoning for the ticket but activities seems somewhat subdued in the party.

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