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‘Federal Government Not Doing Enough To Investigate Fayose’ –TKO Aluko Says

Temitope (TKO) Aluko, a former top-lieutenant to Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose who exposed details of how they rigged his gubernatorial race in 2014, has said that the federal government is not doing enough to investigate Mr. Fayose. This statement was made during a conversation with SaharaReporters.


Mr. Aluko’s comment follows a dramatic turn of events which saw him and Mr. Fayose apparently make peace during a press conference on April 4, 2016. The two allegedly decided to announce a cessation of hostile speech against one another after Mr. Aluko reported details to the EFCC, Police, and DSS on how they rigged the Ekiti State election.

However, almost immediately following the peace conference which was televised by a number of media outlets, their newfound affection began disintegrating. A statement issued by Mr. Fayose’s Special Assistant on Public Communications, Lere Olayinka, said that Mr. Aluko “lacked integrity” and that he was grateful that “the hypocrisy of Aluko [was exposed] for the whole world to see.”

Mr. Aluko told our correspondent that he and Mr. Fayose “were back at loggerheads” and that the press conference was an orchestrated attempt “to harm my credibility.”

He also expressed stated to SaharaReporters that “the Federal Government is not doing enough to investigate Fayose for the election rigging in Ekiti State.” He continued that “they must also look into the Ekiti State Attorney General Owoseni Ajayi.”

It will be recalled that Mr. Aluko provided numerous amounts of testimony to the government demonstrating that Mr. Fayose rigged his 2014 election. This is in addition to the revelations of the Ekitigate whistleblower Captain Sagir Koli. One of the plotters of the Ekitigate scandal, Brigadier General Aliyu Momoh, was forced into retirement this week according to an exclusive interview with the Minister of Defense Mansur Muhammad Dan Ali.