I Did Not Rig Election – Fayose Replies Tope Aluko
Ekiti state Governor, Ayodele Fayose has denied recent allegations of massive rigging levied against him by the former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), secretary of the state, Dr. Temitope Aluko.
The Governor spoke through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the Governor 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.
“It is also a demonstration of the fact that giving the right offer tomorrow, the same Aluko can also address the press tomorrow to deny all what he said today. He can even deny his own existence since he can deny what he said under oath just because he was not made Chief of Staff.”
Fayose described Aluko’s allegations as a distraction from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He further stated that the former PDP secretary is angry because his request to become the Governor’s Chief of Staff was rejected.
The statement also said “Therefore, we won’t bother ourselves, responding to what a political parasite chooses to say because he wouldn’t have said what he is now saying today if he had been made Chief of Staff to Governor Fayose and it is sure that if he is called today, and given the right offer, he will begin to sing another song.
“Also, the APC bad losers in Ekiti State should know that it will take more than recruiting and paying a disgruntled TKO Aluko to discredit an election adjudged by both local and international observers, including the United States government as free, fair and credible. They will probably need to pay INEC to tell Nigerians that an election it conducted, in which an incumbent governor lost in his own local government was not credible.”