Oni, a one-term governor, was defeated by Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who is now the Minister of Solid Minerals Development.
The incumbent, Ayo Fayose, in turn defeated Fayemi.
Speaking on Sunday in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, Oni said his desire is to return to the Ekiti State Government House.
Oni, also a former member of the PDP, the platform on which he was elected as governor, has defected to the All Progressives Congress and is the party’s Deputy National Chairman, South West.
Speaking on Sunday with newsmen at the Ado Ekiti residence of the Special Adviser on Politics to President Muhammadu Buhari, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, who hosted an empowerment programme, Oni said when asked if he intends to run for the governorship: “I will run.”