PDP ex-scribe, Aluko released by DSS
APC urges prosecution of election riggers
After spending four days in the custody of the Department of State Security (DSS), ex-secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, Dr Temitope Aluko has been released.
Aluko who revealed how the 2014 governorship election in state was allegedly rigged by his party to ensure the victory of Governor Ayodele Fayose, was invited last Friday by DSS for interrogation.
After his interrogation on Friday the DSS refused to release him as he was told that he would only be allowed home at the conclusion of their interrogation.
Aluko who claimed that he revealed all he knew about the alleged rigging confirmed in a text yesterday that he was released at about 11pm on Tuesday
But the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state has petitioned the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), asking him to review June 21, 2014 governorship election and prosecute suspects in the alleged “criminal” manipulation of the electoral process that brought fayose to power
In a petition entitled “Request for the prosecution of persons involved in conspiring and perpetrating acts of electoral fraud and malfeasance in the governorship election of June 21, 2014 in a manner other than that envisaged by the relevant provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended,” the party said the review of the matter had become imperative in national interest to avoid a cycle of politicians that could seize the reins of government through treason.
According to the petition by the State Chairman of APC, Olajide Awe, the party said its present petition arose from the recent confessions on Channels television by the State Secretary of PDP, Dr Temitope Aluko, published and broadcast on other electric and print media.