Thursday, March 31, 2016 5:44 am
The politician who exposed the manipulation of the June 21, 2014 governorship election in Ekiti state said he could not be appropriately called Judas because he made restitution with his confession.
Dr. Tope Aluko, the sacked secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti state was reacting to a spokesman of Governor Ayodele Fayose who called him Judas for divulging the party’s secrets. Aluko spoke in Ado Ekiti Wednesday on his return from a 22-day detention by the DSS, the police and the EFCC, facing rigorous interrogation.
“I was shocked when the government said I’m Judas. The government is the Judas because it betrayed me.
“I am still a member of the PDP. It was the APC which sent the petition .
“During the interrogations, I was asked so many questions and I answered truthfully.
“I gave them the answers, because I said I wanted to do restitution and that is what I’ve done.
“So if Lere (Olayinka) is now saying that somebody is a Judas. It is Lere that is the Judas. I know what transpired between Lere and I but I won’t say it here.
“If Governor Fayose is running away from his shadow that is his problem.
“The security operatives did not maltreat me and I don’t know if they would charge me to court, because I’m actually on bail.
“I don’t know if they will invite me again. If they do, I will go. I have said all I have to say on Channels Television and my mind is free.
“ I worked for Fayose. We did everything together, he cannot deny it.
“And if he is now talking about glorifying somebody and calling me Judas, he is the Judas.”
The former university don, said his detention by the security agencies was inspired by a petition written against him by the All Progressives Congress after he revealed on a Channels TV programme in late January details of how the Goodluck Jonathan administration deployed $37 million and security forces to rig the poll in Fayose’s favour.
Aluko said he volunteered oral, documentary and electronic evidence to security agencies on how the election was manipulated.
Aluko denied betraying Fayose, maintaining that the governor can never deny that the election was rigged.