Former Ekiti State governor Segun Oni said reports of former Lagos regional governor Bola Tinubu, joining the Social Democratic Party if he failed to win the All Progressives Congress presidential ticket in the 2023 general election, “are just speculation.” .
Speaking to reporters in Abuja after presenting the SDP sub-committee on Wednesday, June 1, Oni maintained that the SDP was not in trouble and therefore not divided.
The former Governor also assured the entrants and spectators that the meeting would be transparent, free of vote-buying, hospitality, and violence.
“So many ideas! Let me say that we are a Social Democratic Party. As far as we know our doors are open to everyone. We do not close opportunities here. We will wait.
“All channels will be taken seriously and without exception. So, do not guess too far. We will have our meeting.
“As far as I know negotiation and agreement are limitless. We will also allow everything to be done in such a way that people can learn a lesson.
“We will not force anyone and we will not be strong. Everything will be transparent. No part of our meeting will be held at midnight.
“This is the SDP that was honored by INEC; I will not go anywhere if it is not seen by INEC. Almost immediately after completing the first round of procedures, INEC came up with a list of accredited candidates for the governorship race in Ekiti and mine. Which means work done in this office.
“Truth speaks for itself; I would like to urge the brothers that if anything is being discussed they should not let us discuss it.
“This is not the time to disturb the people of Nigeria. Nigeria must be better; it is not for us individually it is about Nigeria collectively.
“We know some people and will talk to them. We need to talk, resolve our differences, and move forward together. Because they will all be important in an effort to move Nigeria forward.
“Nigeria was going to a rally. But we know that those groups are coming down and new groups will emerge.
“We will lead a new political party and treat democracy as it should.”