A former Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Temitope Aluko said he has returned to the PDP after his sojourn in the All Progressives Congress, APC, and apologised to the state governor, Ayo Fayose.
Aluko in a statement he titled ‘Why I returned to my political home’ released in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday said he will remain loyal to Fayose, while apologising for his past deeds.
He said“Fact is that there were series of misunderstanding between myself and my political leader and benefactor, Governor Fayose. But by the grace of God, we have resolved all issues and I have apologized to him for whatever wrong steps that I took in the past.
“The governor took me back without consideration for the past and for this, I have vowed to remain committed and loyal to him and all that he represents.”
According to Lere Olayinka, Fayose’s spokesperson in a statement he released, Aluko said he has severed his relationship with Fayose’s percieved enemies; former governor and Minister of Mines and Steel, Kayode Fayemi, Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Babafemi Ojudu, former PDP spokesman, and governorship aspirant, Dayo Adeyeye and Senator Biodun Olujimi.
Aluko also said he is supporting the governorship aspiration of the Deputy governor, Prof Kolapo Olusola who has been endorsed by Fayose.
“I am also totally in support of the continuity agenda of the Governor, which is the adoption of Deputy Governor, Prof Kolapo Olusola as the preferred candidate of the PDP.
“This I have done without apology to anyone. As from now, it is Fayose leads, I follow and with other privileged members of the Osoko Political Family, we are united in continuity,” he said.
It will be recalled that Aluko accused the governor of rigging the governorship election in the state, giving evidence of massive rigging.
He also admitted taking part in the rigging as the head of Fayose’s campaign team, while alsoa accusing the governor of benefitting from the $2.4billion arms funds from the office of the National Security Adviser.