A Former secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, Dr. Temitope Aluko, has denied reconciling with the state governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, saying the parley between them was an organised propaganda to stain his image and malign his integrity.
But Ekiti state government said has vowed to go ahead with its perjury charges against the former party scribe just as the All Progressives Congress, APC, says the purported truce will not alter anything on the revelations so far on the probe of the June 21, 2014 governorship election fraud. Aluko recants Addressing newsmen, Tuesday in Lagos, Dr Aluko said the parley was a script aimed at misinforming Nigerians.
The former PDP scribe, who recanted his earlier stance, said “One fact remains clear, there is nowhere that I, Temitope Aluko, refuted anything I have earlier said before Nigerians and the whole world about the manipulations that characterised the 2014 Governorship election in Ekiti State.”
Expressing displeasure over the purported reconciliation meeting, he said.
“I was shocked to see Governor Fayose walked into the meeting at this point. I won’t want to bore you with the drama and face-off that ensue between me and governor Fayose inside the meeting. It is worthy of note that it was at this point that my wife badges into the meeting to inform me that she noticed the presence of pressmen downstairs and said ‘there is a problem’ but it was Fayose that interrupted her and said ‘madam, there is no problem.”
He added that “at that point, I became enraged and decided to leave the place but I notice 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 realised that I need to oblige to his (Governor Fayose) instruction of facing the press because of the safety of my family.”
He, however, appealed to Nigerians to disregard the peace treaty saying it was a tactical error on his part. the soldiers, Olatunbosun said: “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 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.”
Besides, the party spokesperson said; “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.”