A former Governor of Ekiti State, Segun Oni has decried ill-treatment meted out to him and his supporters by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Speaking during a telephone chat with journalists in Ado-Ekiti on Monday, Oni said he has began the process of consultations with important stakeholders in the Ekiti state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to move back to the party.
“You all knew the kind of treatment I have been getting. As we speak, none of my supporters was being allowed to get appointment or contest elections in APC.
“If the APC gives me the whole world, I won’t be happy seeing integral part of my political life, I mean my supporters being treated badly.
“At a particular time, I was suspended in my ward at Ifaki Ekiti and nothing was said about it. I am the Asiwaju of this town, if someone could have the effrontery to do that to me here, you could see it had sent a signal that there was a problem.
“It is not about Segun Oni, my people and supporters are the main issue.
“We have taken a decision and we are at the process of joining the PDP. We are going to set up implementation committee to work on our programme of actions. Our joining PDP is not something that won’t take three months.
“I am not that kind of a politician that will rush at things; we can’t just go back that way. There must be proper planning. We are carrying out local government by local government counting of those that will follow us.
“Those who took the action were my supporters across all the local governments and 177 wards, who felt bad about the whole scenario in APC.
“But the major thing is that, we are moving, we have taken a decision to go back and on that we are working on.
“We are reaching out to everybody because we are all relevant stakeholders in this game and I know and sure that they will be happy to receive us” he said.