Former Secretary of the Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Dr. Temitope Aluko on Sunday opened a can of worms as he gave an insider account of how the military was used to rig the 2014 Ekiti State governor election that Ayo Fayose won under PDP.
Aluko, who was the Chief Returning Officer and signed the results for the election, also disclosed how former President Goodluck Jonathan, gave Fayose $37 million cash to prosecute the governorship election.
The embattled Secretary of the Ekiti State chapter of PDP, who made the disclosure in Abuja, stressed that he was forced to come forward with the revelations because Fayose betrayed him and derailed from the original plan they had for the development of the state.
Aluko had also testified in camera before the military panel that investigated the role of the military in the Ekiti election.
According to Aluko, who said he was part of Fayose’s inner cycle during the election, alleged that Jonathan initially gave the incumbent Ekiti governor a first tranche of $2 million in March 2014 for the primary election.
Aluko Unstable Character-Fayose
In his reaction, Governor Ayo Fayose, described the expelled former State Secretary of PDP, Mr Tope Aluko, as a new distraction from the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, stressing that he is not a stable character.
Speaking through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, he said: “For Aluko to be taken seriously, he must first have to report himself to the police to be tried for perjury and committed to prison for three years, since what he is now saying is different from what he said under oath at the Election Tribunal being the only witness called by the PDP and Governor Fayose.
“If after giving evidence under oath at the tribunal that the election was free, fair and credible and that security agents, including soldiers performed their duties creditably well, saying something else more than one year after is an admittance by Aluko himself that he is not a stable character.
Aluko, further alleged that Fayose received about N3 billion cash from Sen. Buruji Kashamu in 2013 to revive the PDP in Ekiti State.
The Ekiti PDP scribe, also gave account on how the military was used to win the election.