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Ekiti Gate 'Fayose is a fraud,' Aluko faults peace meeting, says he made a tactical error

Aluko said all he said to newsmen was out of fear for the safety of his family.

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Less than 24 hours after jointly addressing the press on Monday, April 4, 2016, saying they have given peace a chance, the former Secretary of PDP in Ekiti state, Tope Aluko and Governor Ayodele Fayose's feud is far from over.

Aluko said all he said to newsmen was out of fear for the safety of his wife and family, noting that his confession about Fayose rigging the 2014 governorship elections is still valid.

He said: “I need not recall the drama and face off that ensued between me and Fayose inside the meeting. It is worthy of note that it was at this point that my wife badged into the meeting to inform me of the presence of pressmen. At that point I became enraged and decided to leave the place but I noticed Governor Fayose rushing after me downstairs in a gestapo manner.

"My wife was already fidgeting and almost crying and suddenly I could not find her around me. I immediately realized that I need to oblige Governor Fayose’s instruction of the facing the press because of the safety of my family.

"I have earlier said before Nigerians and the whole world about the manipulation that characterized the 2014 governorship election in Ekiti State and still stand by all I said. 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. I will like to apologise to all Nigerians that perhaps, accepting the invitation was a tactical error.

"I will also like you to know that I am dealing with a master fraudster who is always full of mischief. You will all recollect how he announced the purported death of Hon. Afolabi Akanni; the purported arrest of four members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly that later resurfaced.

"I need to emphasize that all that transpired at Eko Hotel on that faithful day was an organized propaganda/drama to stain my image and malign my personal integrity and I believe it would be a good script for Nollywood act.”

READ: ‘Tope Aluko is a Judas,’ Fayose says

The supposed reconciliatory meeting was held in Lagos on Saturday, April 2. As seen in the press briefing video, which surfaced online yesterday, Aluko said he had put all that happened between him and Fayose behind him and ready to embrace peace.

The Governor, who described Aluko as his "son" and "boy," said he has forgiven him and moving forward from their differences.


Watch their reconciliation video below:

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