Controversial Ekiti politician, Dr. Temitope Aluko has come forward with another shocker after his purported reconciliation with Ayodele Fayose.
Dr. Temitope Aluko and Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose during their reconcilation some days ago
The embattled Ekiti politician, Dr. Temitope Aluko, has made another shocking revelation that he was deceived and compelled to reconcile with Governor Ayodele Fayose. While speaking yesterday, Aluko said he was manipulated, hoodwinked and forced into making a dramatic reconciliation with the Ekiti State governor.
Aluko, who made the revelation at a press conference in Lagos, said Governor Fayose stage-managed the purported reconciliation to rubbish the startling revelation he earlier made about his election.
Aluko said, “I need to emphasise that all that transpired at Eko Hotel on that fateful was an organised propaganda, drama to stain my image and malign my integrity; and I believe it would be a good script for Nollywood Act.”
He explained that, “I received a call from two senior members of the party; one of them is a serving senator and the other one a former governor. I was told to come to Eko Hotel to meet with them and I went in company of my wife.
“We were half way into the discussion and I was shocked to see Governor Ayo Fayose walk into the meeting at that point. It was at this point that my wife entered to inform me that she noticed the presence of pressmen downstairs and that there was a problem. But Fayose that interrupted her and said, ‘Madam there is no problem, but my wife insisted that she overheard them say they were invited by an SMS from Governor Fayose ‘because T.K Aluko is around.’
“At that point I became enraged and decided to leave the place, but I noticed Governor Fayose rushing after me in a Gestapo manner. My wife was already fidgeting and almost crying and suddenly I could not find her around me. Immediately I realised that I needed to oblige to Governor Fayose’s instruction of facing the press because of the safety of my family.
“One fact remains clear, at no time did I, Temitope Aluko, refute anything I had earlier said before Nigerians and the whole world about the manipulations that characterised the 2014 governorship election in Ekiti State.
“You will also notice the several counter allegations by Fayose and his media team that none of them has refuted all I have said, rather, the attack has been on the messenger and not the message.”
Apologising to Nigerians for being naïve, Aluko said, “I will like to apologise to all Nigerians that, perhaps, accepting the invitation was a tactical error.
“However, I wouldn’t have accepted to attend the meeting in the first place if I had known that Ayo Fayose would be in attendance. I only chose to attend in order to honour the party leaders’ invitation.
“Finally, I need to emphasise that all that transpired at the Eko Hotel on that fateful day was an organised propaganda to stain my image and malign my integrity.”
But a statement from the Special Assistant to the Ekiti State Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said the state government would not dignify Aluko with a response.
Olayinka also described Aluko as ‘a perjurer and an unstable character, who speaks from both sides of his mouth’.
He said, “As far as we are concerned, the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State, which would be willing to accommodate even Judas Iscariot or the notorious armed robber, Lawrence Anini, (if he were to be alive), could keep Temitope Aluko in its fold – that is their business.
“We don’t want a Judas in the PDP and anywhere near the government and that has been made clear.”
It would be recalled that Aluko had earlier gone on live television to reveal that the 2014 governorship election was manipulated with money and the military in favour of Governor Ayo Fayose.