Ekitigate scandal: Tope Aluko, Fayose reconcile
The Ekiti State Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Tope Aluko who was at war with his ally, the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has made a U-turn and reconciled with the governor.
Aluko who had confessed on live TV that he was releasing what he called secrets of how the Ekiti election was rigged because Governor Ayo Fayose did not fulfill his promise of appointing him Chief of Staff, was seen in a video on Monday, saying he no longer has any problem with Fayose.
Earlier, Aluko had described on Channel’s TV Program, Sunday Politics how Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan and Musiliu Obanikoro allegedly spent $37m to rig Fayose into office as Ekiti Governor.
However, in the new less-than-two-minute video, which was shot in Lagos on Saturday, Fayose was seen standing beside Aluko, answering questions asked by journalists.
Fayose told journalists in the video that if he leaves Aluko to the whole world, who would be there for him.
“I am his father, I am his brother, whatever the past has held for all of us, I am still his father,” Fayose said.
Asked if he has forgiven Aluko, Fayose said, “Whether you are talking of forgiveness, Aluko remains my son, my boy… whatever he has said, it is time to move forward.”
Aluko told journalists that everything was behind now.
“This is about peace, this is about misunderstanding, this is about talking together, this is about family coming in, this is about well-meaning Nigerians coming in and that’s what we have achieved,” Aluko said.