Battle for Ekiti APC guber ticket: Segun Oni tips Tinubu’s in-law, Oyetunde Ojo as deputy, gets N300m from Tinubu
Baring any last minute change of mind, the immediate past Deputy National Chairman (South) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and one of the 29 aspirants jostling for the party ticket to contest the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State, Chief Segun Oni, has picked Hon Oyetunde Ojo, the in-law of APC National leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as his running mate.
Also penciled down for appointment as Chief of Staff should he get elected as governor is either his former Personal Assistant and current Commissioner in the Federal Character Commission, Hon. Bunmi Ojo or former State Chief of Protocol, Gbenga Obayemi.
Oyetunde Ojo is a former House of Representatives member from Erijiyan-Ekiti, Ekiti West Local Government. He is married to Chief (Mrs.) Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, Tinubu’s first daughter.
Informed sources disclosed that it was the deal to make him Deputy Governorship candidate of the APC that made Oyetunde Ojo to take Segun Oni to his in-law and secure his support.
The source said more than 50 per cent fund to be used for the APC primary election by Segun Oni will be provided by Tinubu.
“Asiwaju has promised to make available not less than N300 million to Segun Oni for the primary election and the agreement reached is to make Oyetunde Ojo his running mate. 1,500 delegates are being targeted at N150,000 each, with the remaining N75 million earmarked to be spent on ‘logistics’,” one of our sources said.
It was also the deal to make Oyetunde Ojo his running mate that made the APC State Chairman, Chief Jide Awe to pitch his tent with him.
“Chief Jide Awe is with Segun Oni 100 percent,” the source declared.
On the position of Chief of Staff, Segun Oni’s mind is said to be with either Bunmi Ojo or Gbenga Obayemi. Obayemi is however having an edge among Oni’s core loyalists having stayed with him since 2010 that he was removed from office, unlike Bunmi Ojo, who was in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) until the party lost the 2015 presidential election.
Source: Premium Reporter