I am Ready For Fayose Anytime- TKO Aluko

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Written By Babajide Omotara

The embattled Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State, Dr Tope Aluko, on Thursday said that he is ready for trouble with Governor Ayodele Fayose at anytime.

Aluko said this while dismissing reports that he lost his Ward during the 2014 governorship election in Ekiti state as a result of his political irrelevance.

Saying that he truly doesn’t know what the governor’s intentions are for heating up the state with false alarms, he boasted that he is ready to fight the governor and his men at anytime.

On the allegation, Aluko hinted that he lost his unit in Iyin Ekiti during the June 21, 2014 governorship poll as part of the strategy for Governor Ayodele Fayose to escape post election crisis.

“My attention has been drawn to why I lost my ward during the June 21 Governorship poll. But I want it to be on record that losing my ward was part of the post election strategies, which involves issues of judges and judgement, because we were aware that Fayemi will go to court after losing the election.

“Being the leader of the Fayose’s political army, we both agreed that we should allow Fayemi and Bamidele to win in their wards, because you are all aware that these are the only two candidates that could take
us up and incidentally I was from the same ward with Bamidele and former Governor Adebayo.

“It was a way of having genuine reasons in court that made me lost my ward. That was why we distributed a sum of N200,000 per polling unit during the election, but we only gave N50,000 to the polling units of our opponents and this forms part of our argument at the Election Petition Tribunal”, he explained.

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