Segun Oni was Ekiti governor under the PDP.
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State said on Thursday that he was ready to work with his predecessor, Segun Oni.
Mr. Fayemi disclosed this at Erinmope Ekiti, Moba Local Government Area when he visited the community as parts of his ongoing tour of local government areas of the state.
“I am now ready to work with Mr. Segun Oni under the newly found alliance between APC and nPDP.
“If you know the political antecedents of Segun Oni, you will know that he has always been a member of my party, he has always been a progressive.
“I am ever ready to work with every right-thinking Nigerian to rescue our country from the brink of collapse.
“We even worked together at the launch of ACD which in turn worked together with AD for the birth of Action Congress of Nigeria.
Therefore, I see no reason why his coming on board will not be welcome by right-thinking progressive Ekiti people,” the governor said.
The governor said the Ekiti people are one, and belong to one group and one family.
“It means anyone who is a lover of progress, lover of development and lover of peace will clearly welcome him.
“Though, I am not yet aware whether Segun Oni has reached conclusion to dump PDP for APC, but one thing is that myself and Segun Oni talk from time to time,’’ the governor said.
Mr. Fayemi’s statement came barely three days after some aggrieved governors of the PDP announced their defection to the opposition APC.
Mr. Oni was Ekiti governor on the platform of the PDP before he was ousted by the court which ruled that he did not win the governorship election in the state in 2007.