Segun Oni, first runner-up in the Ekiti state All Progressive Congress, APC, has said he might quit the party over the alleged victimization of his supporters after Kayode Fayemi’s emergence as the party’s candidate.
Oni, who disclosed this in Ifaki-Ekiti, on Tuesday also demanded that his supporters must be respected and not victimised by the winner of the primary, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, and his supporters.
“I have a responsibility to protect my supporters. But this habit of winners take all and what we are hearing that Segun Oni’s boys will be in the cooler for four years if APC wins is what I won’t tolerate,” Oni said.
“We are not scavenging, neither are we scavengers. We have been receiving pressure from different parties that we should come for the tickets, but we said no, because we want this to be an example and become a new thinking that when you lose the primary, you must stay in your party even when you are popular.
Oni said he has the responsibility, not only to "protect" his supporters but to "ensure that they are not taken for a ride."
Fayemi won the primary by polling 941 votes ahead of Oni, who polled 481 votes, among other 31 aspirants.
By Raphael Adenaike