How Ekiti State election was rigged

Tope Aluko

Tope Aluko. the Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State

The Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, Tope Aluko, is insisting that the Ekiti State governorship election was rigged, tendering evidences on how some areas were blocked in the state during the election he confessed that he played major role in the 2014 governorship election that brought incumbent governor Ayo Fayose to power. He claimed that former President Goodluck Jonathan and his minister of state for Defence, Musliu Obanikoro spent more than $37 million to rig Fayose into office. The bulk of the money, according to him, was delivered in his (Aluko’s) presence to some military officers and other stakeholders in the election.

In an effort to prove his point beyond reasonable doubt, even in a subsequent television debate with Fayose’s media aide, Lere Olayinka, Mr. Aluko claimed he played a major role in what, according to him, was high-level manipulation that characterised the conduct of that election.

Indeed, the altercation was hot and Channels Television’s Sunday Politics anchor, Seun Okinbaloye, had a hectic time last night trying to contain the mutual bile between the two politicians, who for the greater part of the programme were bent on having each other’s neck, taking on the very personal matters in an effort to discredit their opponent’s argument.

See all the drama in the series of youtube videos below



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Credits: Channels TV, The Guardian

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