Fayose Governor’s reconciliation with Aluko changes nothing – Ekiti APC

Aluko had accused Fayose of receiving $37 million from former President, Goodluck Jonathan to rig the June 2014 elections in the state.

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Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state.

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has said that the supposed reconciliation between Governor Ayo Fayose and Tope Aluko, who accused the governor of electoral fraud, changes nothing.

Aluko had accused Fayose of receiving $37 million from former President, Goodluck Jonathan to rig the June 2014 elections in the state.

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Tope Aluko

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The Ekiti APC’s comments were contained in a statement released by its Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun on Tuesday, April 6, 2016.

It reads:

“It is mischievous to insinuate that Aluko’s reconciliation with Fayose will hurt the credibility of the probe panel. We must note that Aluko swore to an oath before making his testimony at the probe panel, and so his statement remains sacrosanct till the last is heard on the matter to ensure justice in the resolution of Ekitigate.”

“This is purely an internal matter within PDP and so APC has no hand in it. The reported meeting between Fayose and Aluko brokered by PDP leaders has proven conclusively that the latter is a full member of PDP.”

“It is that recognition by PDP that made its leaders to invite the duo to a peace meeting, and contrary to Olayinka’s insinuation, it is on record that Aluko had always insisted that his revelation at the probe panel was in response to APC’s petition against him on the controversial election in which he had to make restitution through confession to clear his conscience.”

Aluko is said to have reconciled with Fayose during a meeting in Lagos on Saturday, April 2.

He has however denied the reports and described his attendance of the peace meeting as a tactical error.

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Watch video of Aluko and Fayose's reconciliation below:

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