By OKECHUKWU PEACE
Former Peoples Democratic Party Secretary in Ekiti state, Tope Aluko has raised alarm about his safety less than 24 hours after he blew the whistle on rigging allegations by Governor Ayodele Fayose.
In a Channels TV interview on Sunday, the PDP chieftain alleged that former President, Goodluck Jonathan gave Fayose $37 million to rig the election with the active assistance of the mikitary.
According to Aluko, shortly after leaving Channels TV premises in Mowe along Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, he escaped from the hands of ‘fake security men’, who attempted to have him arrested on Sunday night.
“After the live television interview on Politics Today on Channels Television on Sunday at about 9.30 pm, my attention was drawn to the presence of some operatives supposedly from the office of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), seeking to effect my arrest.”
“However, having passed though the same route before, my instinct immediately told me that something was amiss. I made some calls and found out that there was no such order to effect my arrest by the office of the IGP or from any other security agency for that matter.”
“I was later made to understand that the ‘fake’ security agents were actually miscreants posing as security men and acting on the orders of Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose to get rid of me at all cost. I must let Nigerians know that I have made a resolution to let the whole world know what transpired during the Ekiti 2014 governorship poll.”