Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose and former secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Dr. Temitope K. Aluko, on Sunday [Apr 3] night met in Lagos, to resolve the lingering crisis between them, which has made the duo to be at loggerheads since Fayose won his re- run in 2014, Nigerian Tribune has reported.
Now, after reconciliation, both declared that the past was now gone as the state must move forward. Both Governor Fayose and Aluko were seen coming out of Eko Hotel Signature around 11:30pm where they had both met to resolve the issue that had kept them apart for sometime and work for the progress of the state.
The parley, was said to have been facilitated by the immediate past speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon. Dele Olugbemi, who was also seen coming out with the duo of Governor Fayose and Aluko, to see the latter off.
Answering reporter's question, Aluko said he had come down to see Governor Fayose, who he addressed as his brother, declaring that the crisis that had led to misunderstanding between them was being resolved and that appreciable progress had been made towards achieving a lasting peace.
Aluko, who blamed the crisis on interference and insinuations from some quarters, said the processes leading to renewed peace between him and the governor was being achieved without any string or condition attached.
Aluko, when asked to explain his surprised visit to Governor Fayose said, "Yes, we had a wedding yesterday, and the whole family came down and we had all other well- meaning Nigerians, and there were around. And then in the last one and a half hours, I have met with my brother, Governor Ayodele Fayose, so we are resolving the issue, we have made appreciable progress and we hope and pray to God that there will be peace."
It would be recalled, on Sunday, 31 March 2016, Dr. Temitope Aluko was on 'Politics Today' a programme on Channels Televison, where he gave a breakdown of how the 2014 Ekiti governorship election was rigged in favour of the PDP governorship candidate, now Governor, Ayodele Fayose.
Aluko spoke of how former President Goodluck Jonathan allegedly gave Governor Ayo Fayose $37 million to prosecute the election and directed that the military should facilitate victory for the then PDP candidate, said he escaped from the hands of “fake security men”.
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