Tope Aluko Seeks Police Protection, Alleges Threat to His Life


Former Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ekiti State, Dr Temitope Aluko, has called on the Inspector-General of Police and to grant him protection, alleging threat to his life.

Aluko, who addressed a press conference, yesterday in Lagos, accused Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State of plans to undermine his safety.

He, however, called on the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister for Justice to fast-track the happenings of the 2014 governorship election in the state.

His words: “I have not fled the country and equally on bail from the agencies while snippets of issues ensuing from these statements are filtering into the ears of the actors/beneficiaries such that attack are now coming from all direction targeted at me.

“While the army council sacked their officers as a result of the investigation, it is unfortunate that the civilian actors/beneficiaries of the Ekitigate are not only walking the street freely, but also threatening my person and family.”

Describing the happenings of the 2014 governorship election as gross abuse of power executive power, illegality, harassment and intimidation, he said “this is a call on the Attorney General of the Federation not to allow all these to be swept under the carpet in view of recent happening. The far reaching effect and implication on our electoral process and procedure are obvious.”

He dismissed the claims by a former speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Mr Dele Olugbemi, that he prostrated by governor Fayose describing it as blackmail.

He said “I never prostrated with Hon. Olugbemi anywhere. Olugbemi will do anything for Fayose after all, he is an appointee of Fayose. Please note that I understand Fayose and I understand the working system. I can tell you that Olugbemi’s press statement was composed directly by Fayose and delivered to Olugbemi though his media aide.”

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