Fayemi's N50million Cash Gift To Aluko Tears Ekiti APC Apart
An alleged N50million cash gift from Minister for Solid Minerals, Dr.
Kayode Fayemi to controversial former State Secretary of the Peoples
Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Temitope Aluko has created a major division
within the All Progressive Congress, APC, in the State.
Action Group (AG), a faction of Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressive
Congress (APC), accused the Minister of Solid Minerals Development and
former governor of the state of given a sum of N50 million to the former
State Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti, Dr.
Temitope Aluko, saying the largesse was too much for a single person at
the expense of thousand of supporters walloping in poverty in the
The group, which sent out Short Message Service (SMS) on Monday evening,
alleged the minister of spending ungratefully on Aluko; maintaining that
the former PDP scribe was only protecting his interest and bargain with
Governor Ayodele Fayose and not either that of Fayemi or even the APC as a
The message read; “Fayemi must explain how he was able to give TKO Aluko
N50m. How can u give just one person N50m while we members of APC wallop in
poverty? Enough is enough!”
Fayemi, who was said to have assured Mr. TKO Aluko of soft landing should
plans go otherwise on Ekitigate, was cautioned by the Action Group APC not
to harbour a political chameleon all in the name of struggle.
The APC Action Group faction being led by Special Adviser (Political) to
the Vice President, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, is also alleged that the duo of
Aluko and former Deputy Chairman of the PDP, Hon Femi Bamisile were on
Fayemi’s payroll when he was governor, asking; “of what benefit was the
monthly payments made to Aluko and Bamisile when Fayemi was governor?
“Most importantly, of what political benefit was the payment of N16 million
to Bamisile to rent his his house in GRA, Ado Ekiti for the former Vice
Chancellor of the Ekiti State University?
“When many of our members were suffering, Fayemi was lavishing millions on
Aluko and Bamisile and he is doing the same now with N50 million given to
Aluko on an election that he (Fayemi) made us lose woefully.
“Is the honourable minister saying he is not aware that many of our
supporters and loyalists are traders, artisans and some even jobless, that
could be empowered with the N50 million freely given to Aluko, a known
Speaking further on the revelation according to Aluko, the group opined
that Aluko should have approached the court of law and not the party
involved in the case, saying he was only after the monetary gain and
undeserved recognition the party may eventually accorded him.
“Honestly speaking, Aluko has achieved his aim of given those controversial
statements on air. You asked why? He has already!
“Firstly, he wanted to be tipped before saying anything and Fayemi has done
that earlier before now. The N50 million recently given to Aluko was just
his balance for a job well done according to our inside source and which
most of us in the system are not in any form happy about. The reason cannot
be far-fetched; it was like reaping where one did not sow.
“Again, Aluko wanted to be recognised by the APC, and with the look of
things, evidences abound that he has equally achieved that. The question
now remains, what becomes our fate as party stalwarts in the state when
Aluko has suddenly turned the beneficiary of the ministerial largesse?
“This question and several others are begging for answers from our leaders
at both state and national levels before we start loosing our loyalists to
the oppositions in the state,” the group said.
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