Dr. Tope Aluko, the embattled former Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, has revealed how the rigging of the June 21st, 2014 governorship election was perfected inside a hotel barely a week before the poll.
Aluko said during a special interview programme on Adaba 88.9 FM that sensitive materials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) like ballot papers and result sheets were delivered to PDP chieftains to allow for the manipulation of the poll long before the first ballot was cast.
He also claimed that the electoral materials were delivered through Akure Airport and taken to a hotel owned by Fayose’s Chief of Staff, Dipo Anisulowo, in Are-Ekiti, where the alleged manipulation was carried out.
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Aluko explained that operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) led by a female officer stormed Anisulowo’s hotel and arrested the PDP members perfecting the rigging but they were released within three hours following the intervention of the Jonathan-led Federal Government.
He disclosed that a lorry conveying part of the electoral materials delivered through the Akure Airport was intercepted by soldiers led by the recently retired Brig.-Gen. Aliyu Momoh but materials were later released after the officers received “order from above.”