Former Governor of Ekiti State, Segun Oni, has threatened to leave the All Progressives Congress, APC.
He said the threat became necessary following the plan to deny his supporters of any involvement in Ekiti State government if APC wins the state election.
Oni lost to the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, in the primary of the APC for the Ekiti governorship election.
Expressing his disenchantment while speaking with journalists at Ifaki-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Oni said the winner takes all idea would be wrong and that he had the right to protect the interest of his supporters.
The former governor said since he lost the primary, he had had offers to become the flag bearer of different parties for the Ekiti governorship election, but he refused.
His words: “I have a responsibility to protect my supporters. 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.
“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.
“But if they continue to harass my supporters, I may quit the party, because I have the responsibility not only to protect them but to ensure that they are not taken for a ride.”