• Obanikoro put $5.37m in military trunk for Fayose, says Aluko

    Obanikoro put $5.37m in military trunk for Fayose, says Aluko

    A former Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State, Dr. Tope Aluko, has told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of how a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, handed over $5.377 million cash to Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State.

    Aluko said the cash, which was put in a green military trunk by Obanikoro, was given to Fayose in the presence of nine PDP elders.

    He listed those who witnessed the collection by Fayose to include […]

  • NNPC, TAN sponsored Fayose’s election – Aluko

    NNPC, TAN sponsored Fayose’s election – Aluko

    A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State, Temitope Aluko has revealed that the governor Ayo Fayose’s election was indeed funded with cash from the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki’s office, Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.

    Aluko claimed that a commercial bank did not sponsor the campaign of Governor Ayo Fayose as widely repported, but only made a token donation of N200 million after he had won the governorship election.

    He made this […]

  • Zenith Bank only gave Fayose N200m after he had won his election, says Aluko

    Zenith Bank only gave Fayose N200m after he had won his election, says Aluko

    A former secretary of Peoples Democratic in Ekiti State, Dr. Temitope Aluko, has faulted claims by the State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, that Zenith Bank sponsored his governorship election.

    Aluko said during a live interview programme on ADABA 88.9 FM that the election was funded with cash from the Office of the National Security Adviser under Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.) and some contractors.

    He alleged that Zenith Bank only gave Fayose N200m after he had won the governorship election.

    He further alleged that Fayose […]

  • Fayose, Obanikoro clashed over arms cash – Aluko

    Fayose, Obanikoro clashed over arms cash – Aluko

    A former Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, Dr. Temitope Aluko, on Tuesday said Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, and the former Minister of State (Defence), Musiliu Obanikoro, clashed over the huge cash deployed for the June 21, 2014 governorship poll in the state.

     

    Aluko, who disclosed this during a live interview programme on ADABA 88.9 FM, said Zenith Bank did not sponsor the governor’s election campaign.

    He explained that Zenith Bank only gave Fayose N200 million after […]

  • We won’t respond to Aluko’s latest claim, says Fayose’s aide

    We won’t respond to Aluko’s latest claim, says Fayose’s aide

    The Special Assistant to the Ekiti State Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka has said the state government will not respond to claims by the former Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Tope Aluko that he was forced into reconciling with the state Governor, Ayodele Fayose.

    Olayinka’s assertion was contained in a statement where he said “the state government would not dignify Aluko with a response.”

    He accused Aluko of being “a perjurer and an unstable character, who speaks […]

  • My reconciliation with Governor Fayose was stage managed – Tope Aluko bursts out

    My reconciliation with Governor Fayose was stage managed – Tope Aluko bursts out

    Barely 48 hours after Fayose and Aluko jointly addressed journalists at the VIP section of the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, on Sunday, the latter denied reconciling with Fayose.

    Last year, Aluko alleged that Fayose, with support from former President Goodluck Jonathan, rigged the governorship election held on June 21, 2014.

    Speaking with journalists on Tuesday in Lagos, Aluko, however, alleged that he was under duress when he addressed journalists in company with Fayose.

    He added that the event was stage-managed by […]

  • Fayose, Aluko end war, declare truce after peace talks … see video clip

    Fayose, Aluko end war, declare truce after peace talks … see video clip

    Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose and his estranged ally and state secretary of the People’s Democratic Party, Dr. Tope Aluko, seem to have put the past behind them. This is as the two yesterday held a peace talk to end their feud of over a year.

    Speaking to newsmen, Fayose said “I’m the father of all. For whatever that happened, I’m the father and I should accommodate everybody. “Even if he has said anything, Aluko remains my boy, my son. In a brief remark, […]