THE previous secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ekiti State, Dr. Temitope Aluko, has charged that the June 21, 2014 governorship surveys in the state that prompted the rise of Chief Ayodele Fayose as senator, was never a race however an upset against the general population.
Asserting that the state was under attack and government may was completely conveyed, Aluko, who, apologized to the general population of Ekiti for being one of the individuals who assumed significant parts in presenting to Fayose, his companion of more than 40 years to control as representative, said what occurred in the appearance of decision was an abnormal state control.
Tending to columnists in Abuja, weekend, Aluko, who was administrator, Security and Intelligence Committee of Fayose Campaign Organization, is presently loaded with second thoughts for being a piece of the Ekiti Project, which was the real crusade purpose of the PDP that had been casted off by Governor Fayose.
Aluko opened a jar of worms and gave an insider record of how the military was supposedly used to fix the decision that Fayose won under PDP.
Aluko, who was the Chief PDP specialists and marked the outcomes for the decision, additionally revealed how previous President Goodluck Jonathan supposedly gave Fayose $37 million money to indict the governorship race.
Aluko had additionally affirmed in camera before the military board that researched the part of the military in the Ekiti race.
Aluko, who said he was a piece of Fayose’s internal circle amid the decision, asserted that Jonathan at first gave the officeholder Ekiti representative a first tranche of $2 million in March 2014 for the essential race, taking note of this money was gathered at the NNPC base camp in Abuja and taken to Fayose’s private house in Abuja before it was moved to Ekiti.
How Fayose got cash for surveys
“Quickly after the essential decision, we gathered. another $35 million from Jonathan on June 17, 2014. The cash was conveyed to us by the previous Minister of State for Defense, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro.
“We all collected at the front office of Spotless Hotel, Ado Ekiti, claimed by Fayose. From there on, the money was taken to a Bureau De Change in Onitsha where it was changed over to N4.7 billion,” Aluko included.
Aluko further claimed that Fayose got about N3 billion money from a serving representative from Ogun State to resuscitate the PDP in Ekiti State.
Giving record of how the military was utilized to win the decision, he said: “The previous President concurred with Fayose and summoned a security meeting at the Presidential Villa with the end goal of the race. Those at the meeting were the previous Chief of Defense Staff, Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh; then Chief of Army Staff, Lt.Gen. Kenneth Minimmah; and previous National Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu.
“Others included Fayose, Senator Iyiola Omisore, then Minister of Police Affairs, Jelili Adesiyan and Obanikoro. At that meeting, the previous President made it clear to the ex-Chief of Defense Staff that Fayose would remain for him (as Commander-In-Chief) as far as giving security to the decision”.
Aluko asserted that Fayose, depending on Jonathan’s order, drew closer the previous Commander of the Army Brigade in Akure, Brig. Gen. Dikko, to assume responsibility of the decision for the PDP, who declined to participate and was supplanted after a request was recorded against him.
“However, Gen. Dikko did not give us gathering of people. He expressed obtusely that he would not be accessible for such operation. So Fayose supported an appeal against him which prompted his supplanting with Brig. Gen. Aliyu Momoh who was managable to our arrangements”.
Aluko affirmed that 64 PDP stalwarts, who had learning of their nearby governors were picked to help with data on resistance individuals. “They gave point by point data in regards to names and areas of resistance individuals in all the neighborhood governments, the different courses, territories of quality and shortcomings of the PDP in the 16 nearby governments.
“Today, the majority of these 64 ax men are individuals from the Senate, House of Representatives, state House of Assembly, magistrates, neighborhood government executives, uncommon guides and the rest.”
He proceeded with: “We went into the race with 1040 perceived warriors and another bunch of 400 unrecognized troopers brought from Enugu by Senator Andy Uba. Moreover, we raised 44 uncommon strike groups got Toyota Hilux vans from Abuja and Onitsha. We made extraordinary stickers for the vehicles that passed on individuals from the strike group and dark hand groups for each of them.
“Every strike group was comprised of 10 individuals headed by a warrior and containing troopers, policemen, DSS agents and Civil Defense corps. They were point by point to assault and capture unmistakable APC chieftains in all the neighborhood governments. We set up mooring, for the most part private houses, in each neighborhood government where the strike colleagues gathered their welfare and different stipends. To energize the strike colleagues, we gave them requests to share cash and different assets they could lay their hands on in the places of APC chieftains they struck.
“At that point we set up confinement camps, basically in grade schools where the greater part of the APC chieftains were kept. Others were confined in police headquarters where the DPOs were amicable with us. We let them off after the race was over.
“A day to the decision, we utilized the military to piece all courses in the neighborhood governments and averted APC chieftains, including previous Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi from coming into Ekiti. So we guaranteed that not a single APC chieftain was to be found on decision day. We gave surveying operators to the APC in the greater part of the surveying units so we had no issue inspiring them to sign race results in the units.
“All the neighborhood and remote onlookers that depicted the decision as free and reasonable just saw the voting exercise on race day without realizing what unfolded before the voting”.
He included: “If Koli hadn’t stood up they would have taken this to Osun State and afterward Fayose deceived Omisore again on the grounds that they were currently battling for who will end up being the South west pioneer. This Mua’zu that Fayose was mishandling gave us N20 million for Fayose’s primaries. That was the reason Mua’zu was stating he ought to quit talking or he will spill the bean. He began assaulting Mua’zu after the gathering won in light of the fact that there was another N500 million he discharged for court cases which should be for the entire country yet Fayose thought it was for only him so he went to meet Mua’zu for the N500 million. He really answered to Jonathan twice until Mua’zu clarified in the vicinity of Jonathan and that was the start of the Fayose and Mua’zu issues.”
On why he was thinking of the disclosures, Aluko said: “Before the decision, Fayose, Femi Bamishile and I together swore with the Holy Bible on a sharing recipe after we more likely than not won the race. We concurred that Fayose would be senator, Bamishile his representative and I Chief of Staff. Be that as it may, the minute he got into office, Fayose reneged on the understanding and left me hanging. More troubling is the way that Fayose has crashed from the first Ekiti venture we imagined”.
It would be reviewed that early this month, the powerful leading group of Inquiry set up by the Nigerian Army to explore petitions and claims of amateurish behaviors by a few officers and fighters amid the 2014 Ekiti and Osun States gubernatorial races, presented its report to the Chief of Army Staff General Yakubu Buratai.
Aluko not deserving of reaction from normal personalities — Fayose’s assistant
Responding to the claims, Special Assistant to Ekiti State Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, portrayed Aluko as another diversion from the APC in Ekiti State, saying he didn’t merit reaction from normal personalities.
Olayinka said Aluko was obscured by his edginess to look for reprisal against Governor Fayose in view of the senator’s refusal to make him his Chief of Staff, such that he was not aware of carrying out the criminal offense of prevarication.
The representative’s associate who said it was despicable that the APC had declined to acknowledge a shameful discretionary thrashing they endured 19 months back, asked whether it was likewise troopers that fixed the 2015 presidential, senatorial, House of Representatives and State House of Assembly decisions that the gathering lost woefully in Ekiti.
He said: “For Aluko to be considered important, he should first report himself to the police to be striven for prevarication and focused on jail for a long time, since what he is presently saying is not quite the same as what he said under vow at the Election Tribunal being the main witness called by the PDP and Governor Fayose.
“On the off chance that in the wake of giving proof under vow at the tribunal that the Election was free, reasonable and dependable and that security specialists, including officers performed their obligations respectably well, saying something else over one year after, is a permission by Aluko himself that he is not a steady character.”
“It is likewise a show of the way that giving the right offer tomorrow, the same Aluko can likewise deliver the press to deny all that he said today. He can even deny his own presence since he can deny what he said under vow since he was not made Chief of Staff.
“In this manner, we won’t trouble ourselves, reacting to what a political parasite says on the grounds that he wouldn’t have said what he is presently saying today on the off chance that he had been made Chief of Staff to Governor Fayose and I am certain that in the event that he is called today and given the right offer, he will start to sing another tune.
“Additionally, the APC terrible washouts in Ekiti State ought to realize that it will take more than enlisting and paying a displeased TKO Aluko to ruin a race pronounced by both neighborhood and global eyewitnesses, including the United States government as free, reasonable and believable.
They will presumably need to pay INEC to tell Nigerians that a decision it led, in which an occupant