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Ekitigate: Fayose Pardons Aluko, Says The Past Is Gone

ayo fayoseEkiti state  governor, Ayodele Fayose,  Sunday,reconciled with the former secretary of the PDP in Ekiti state,Temitope Aluko,  who fell out with the governor after the 2014 governorship election.

In a video posted online by the Special Assistant to the governor on New Media and Public communications ,Lere Olayinka,  the video showed both men addressing selected media men on the recent controversy that surrounded the election in 2014.

In the video, Fayose said: “I’m the father of all, for whatever that happened, I’m the father and I should accommodate everybody.

“Aluko remains my boy, my son. “I am his father; I am his brother. The past is behind us. Aluko remains my boy, my son. Whatever he said in public in the past is gone. It’s time to move on.”

Responding, Aluko said he was glad to reunite with the governor, revealing that he decided to let go of the past in the interest of peace.

“This is about peace, this is about understanding. This is about coming together. This is about family coming together after well-meaning Nigerians stepped in.”

Aluko had claimed that former President Goodluck Jonathan released $37 million to Fayose for the election. He said he attended two meetings at Aso Rock, where top PDP chieftains strategised on how to win the election.

Aluko also alleged that the federal government sent 44 special strike teams, consisting of security men who harassed top members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the election.

The Ekiti state government had procured a bench warrant for his arrest, saying Aluko, who testified in favour of Fayose from the tribunal to the supreme court, committed perjury when he later said the election was rigged.

The department of state services (DSS) also picked him up and released him after keeping him in custody for weeks.

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