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Aluko reveals how Ekiti governorship poll was rigged

15 April 2016, 15:43

Ado Ekiti - The embattled former Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, Tope Aluko, has revealed how the June 21, 2014 Ekiti governorship election was rigged in favour of Governor Ayodele Fayose.

Aluko said the election was rigged inside a hotel barely a week before the poll.

Aluko said sensitive materials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), like ballot papers and result sheets were delivered to PDP chieftains to allow for the manipulation of the poll long before the first ballot was cast.

Also read: Aluko denies reconciling with Fayose

Speaking on a special interview programme on Adaba 88. 9 FM, Aluko claimed that the electoral materials were delivered through Akure Airport and taken to a hotel owned by Fayose’s Chief of Staff, Dipo Anisulowo, in Are Ekiti where the alleged manipulation was carried out.

He claimed that INEC ballot papers were thumb-printed and result sheets filled by PDP members which gave their party the edge long before the electorate went to the polls.

Aluko explained that operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) led by a female officer stormed Anisulowo’s hotel and arrested the PDP members perfecting the rigging but they were released within three hours following the intervention of  former President Goodluck Jonathan..

- News 24


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