Former Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, Dr. Tope Aluko, has again revealed that the plot to rig the June 21, 2014 governorship election in the state was perfected inside a hotel.
Speaking in an interview on Adaba 88. 9 FM, Akure, the Ondo State capital, Aluko alleged that the hotel where the illegal meeting held is owned by the Chief of Staff to Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose, Chief Dipo Anisulowo.
He said sensitive materials like ballot papers and result sheets were delivered to PDP chieftains by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the hotel.
The former PDP Chieftain claimed that the electoral materials were delivered through Akure Airport, adding that INEC ballot papers were thumb-printed and result sheets filled by PDP members which gave the party an edge long before the actual election was conducted.
Aluko further disclosed that operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) led by a female officer had stormed Anisulowo’s hotel and arrested the PDP members perfecting the rigging, but they were said to have been released within three hours after the intervention of the Federal Government.
He alleged that a lorry conveying part of the electoral materials delivered through the Akure Airport was intercepted by soldiers led by Brigadier Gen. Aliyu Momoh, who was compulsorily retired recently. He said the officer were later ordered from “above” to release the materials
Aluko also alleged that the N5.2 billion refund spent on Ado-Ifaki federal highway by former Kayode Fayemi’s administration, which was received by Fayose’s administration, has been diverted to the Ado Ekiti flyover project following investigations conducted by the Department of State Service, the Police and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
He said: “Ask him (Fayose), why did former Commissioner for Works, Kayode Oso run away? Commissioner for Finance Toyin Ojo told his interrogators about the finances of the state including the N5.2bn refunded on the Ado-Ifaki Road project carried out by Fayemi.
“You will recall that Fayose had earlier denied receipt of the N5.2bn refund but the revelation by Ojo while in custody now made him (Fayose) to divert the money for flyover construction because Ojo told them that Oso was in a better position to explain on the refund collected on road.”
Aluko alleged that there is a plot to assassinate him over the rigging revelations, and urged Nigerians to pray for him.