The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for this weekend’s Ekiti State election, Segun Oni has dismissed reports of him striking a deal with the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, to withdraw his ambition for his counterpart in the ruling party, Biodun Oyebanji.
Addressing newsmen in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, Oni debunked going into a deal with anyone, including Tinubu.
“Let me say that this is a lie, I have not seen Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for over a year now. I am here for Ekiti people and I will not compromise the interest of Ekiti people for anything.
“I am not also desperate. I am a contented person and I am not a person that can be bought with money, I can’t be purchased. So, I did not meet anybody anywhere to compromise my candidacy”, Oni said.
The 2022 Ekiti State gubernatorial election will take place this Saturday (June 18, 2022). Incumbent APC Governor Kayode Fayemi is term-limited and cannot seek re-election for a third term