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Fayose denies conniving with Jonathan to rig Ekiti guber election

01 February 2016, 12:26

Ado Ekiti - Governor, Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has denied conniving with former President Goodluck Jonathan to rig the June 2014 governorship election in the state.

Fayose was reacting to an allegation by the former State Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Tope Aluko that Jonathan with the help of soldiers helped Fayose to rig the election.

Also read: EX-PDP Secretary reveals how Ekiti polls were rigged

Fayose described Aluko as a new distraction from the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ekiti State.

The governor in a statement through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said Aluko was already beclouded by his desperation to seek revenge against him because of his refusal to make him his Chief of Staff.

The statement reads, “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.

“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 called today, and given the right offer, he will begin to sing another song.

- News 24


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