All Progressives Congress Party (APC) in Ekiti State has urged Governor Ayo Fayose to explain which election result he was collating in the Efon-Alaye area on June 19, 2014, following allegations of rigging levelled against him.
The APC’s demand comes after Ekiti PDP member and former Fayose ally, Tope Aluko alleged that the governor had received $37 million from former president, Goodluck Jonathan to rig elections in the state.
The party’s comments were contained in a statement released by Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun on Monday, February 1, 2016.
This is the statement made by the Publicity Secretary:
“By Aluko’s revelations, we are justified in our claim that our candidate, Dr Kayode Fayemi, never lost that election, but was criminally toppled by a coup d’etat orchestrated by Fayose in cahoots with President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration that illegally deployed money and the military to ensure victory for Fayose.”
“It is interesting that more names are coming up in the biggest election scam ever witnessed in Nigeria with the alleged participation of Ifeanyi Ubah of the infamous Transformation Agenda for Nigeria (TAN), a shadowy campaign group for former President Jonathan in the fraud.”
“No wonder Ubah was compensated with a honorary Fellow by Fayose at the Ekiti State College of Education for a job well done.”
“It is in the light of this that we are calling on the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation to prosecute all the suspects in the election fraud for treasonable felony to preserve the integrity of the Nigerian Constitution.”
“The military men were mere agents used by Fayose to rig the election. Some of the officers implicated in Fayose’s crime had been recommended for various sanctions, including losing their jobs while others are to face prosecution by the EFCC and court martial, according to the military rules and administrative procedure.”
“These military men should not be made to suffer alone for the crime committed in conjunction with Fayose and his fellow conspirators in PDP who are still working free as if there is no law in this country.”