- The former secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti state, Tope Aluko vowed to remain committed and loyal to Governor Ayodele Fayose
- Aluko said there was a misunderstanding between him and his political leader, Governor Fayose
- He, however, declared that he had apologised to the governor
The former secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti state, Tope Aluko on Wednesday, February 14, declared that he had realized that he offended the state governor, Ayodele Fayose and apologized to him.
Vanguard reports that Aluko who made this known in a press statement titled: ''Why I returned to my political home,'' vowing to remain committed and loyal to the governor and all that he represents.
According to him, ''Fact is that there were series of misunderstanding between myself and my political leader and benefactor, Governor Fayose. But by the grace of God, we have resolved all issues and I have apologized to him for whatever wrong steps that I took in the past.
''The governor took me back without consideration for the past and for this, I have vowed to remain committed and loyal to him and all that he represents.''
He said he had severed political relationship with the likes of the minister of mines and steel development Kayode Fayemi; special adviser on political affairs to the president in the office of vice president Yemi Osinbajo, senator Babafemi Ojudu; the national publicity secretary of the PDP, Prince Dayo Adeyeye; Senator Biodun Olujimi; Olamide Oni, popularly known as Oni Atiba; and others with whom he related while he had issues with Governor Fayose.
The former PDP secretary described Fayose as a leader with a very large heart, saying: ''I am also totally in support of the continuity agenda of the Governor, which is the adoption of Deputy Governor, Prof Kolapo Olusola as the preferred candidate of the PDP.
''For record purpose, it was only when Prince Adeyeye associated politically with Governor Fayose that he was able to achieve the ministerial position that he missed twice and was also made Chairman Governing Council of the Ekiti State University as well as National Publicity Secretary of the PDP.
''It baffles me beyond any comprehension that someone like Adeyeye, who within nine months as a minister built a mansion in Abuja and Ado Ekiti as well as a radio station can be going about presenting himself as aggrieved. Aggrieved for what? For being so favoured by Governor Fayose?
''Also, it is on record that Senator Olujimi joined Governor Fayose’s government in 2004 as Special Assistant on nothing. It was the same Fayose that made her House of Reps member, Deputy Governor and now a Senator. I wonder why she cannot act like me by coming back to say sorry to the man who made her.''
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the whistle-blower on the alleged rigging of the June 21, 2014 governorship election in Ekiti state, Tope Aluko said he was still a member of the PDP and secretary of the party in the state.
Speaking in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital on Wednesday, March 30, Aluko said GovernorvFayose was only running away from his shadows following his (Aluko’s) startling revelations on how the June 21, 2014 gubernatorial elections in the state was rigged.
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