Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Ekitigate: APC sponsored Aluko to silence me - Fayose

APC sponsored Aluko to silence me - Fayose
Ayodele Fayose, the governor of Ekiti state has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of plotting to destroy the mandate he was freely given by the people of the state.

In a broadcast to the people of the state, Fayose said the alleged confession of Dr. Temitope Aluko, a former secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, on how the June 21, 2014 Ekiti governorship election was rigged, was another ploy by the APC to silence him, PM News reports.

According to him, he refused to appoint his Aluko as his chief of staff because he could not be entrusted with such sensitive position.

“It is very obvious that those who rented him will keep him at alms length believing that what he did to me, he will do same to them,” Fayose said.

Aluko had during an interview on Sunday, January 31, 2016, revealed how former president, Goodluck Jonathan allegedly gave Governor Ayo Fayose $37 million to rig the Ekiti governorship election and directed the military to facilitate victory for him.

The Ekiti governor, in a statement by his chief press secretary, Idowu Adelusi said: “All these steps are being taken by the APC to silence me because of my criticism of obnoxious policies of Buhari administration, but I cannot be silenced. If I Ayo Fayose remains the last man standing to put Buhari administration on its toes, I will not look back. Strong opposition is ingredient of ‎virile democracy. I don’t have skeleton in my cupboard. If the APC has any concrete evidence against me, it should give it to the EFCC.”

Fayose wondered why the party was bringing up the Ekiti election 20 months after it was conducted.

Speaking yesterday, February 1, Aluko raised an alarm that his life was under threat. He claimed that he escaped on Sunday night from the hands of “fake security men” who Governor Fayose alleged ordered to get rid of him at all cost.