Ekiti Gov. Allegedly Got $37m To Rig 2014 State Election



There is a fresh allegation that the Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Peter Fayose got a whopping $37m from ex-president Goodluck Jonathan to rig the election that brought him into power. The allegation surfaced after the secretary of the Ekiti state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr.Temitope Aluko testified before the military panel that investigated the role of the military in the 2014 Ekiti election.

Opening a can of worms to the military panel, Aluko, who was the Chief Returning Officer and signed the results for the election, revealed that ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, gave Fayose $37 million cash to prosecute the governorship election.

Aluko alleged that Jonathan initially gave the Fayose a first tranche of $2 million in March 2014 for the primary election.

“Immediately after the primary election, we collected another $35 million from Jonathan on June 17, 2014. The money was brought to us by the former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro.

“We all assembled at the front office of Spotless Hotel, Ado Ekiti, owned by Fayose. Thereafter, the cash was taken to a Bureau De Change in Onitsha where it was converted to N4.7 billion”, Aluko added.

Aluko, further alleged that Fayose received about N3 billion cash from Sen. Buruji Kashamu in 2013 for revive the PDP in Ekiti State.

The embattled Secretary of the Ekiti state chapter of PDP, stressed that he decided to come forward with the revelations after he was betrayed by the governor, who allegedly derailed from the original plan they had for the development of the state.