For the past three months, a lot of questions have been asked as to my return to the political family of Governor Ayodele Fayose, and it has become necessary for me to set the records straight once and for all.
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.
As a leader with a very large heart, Governor Fayose 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.
Consequently, I have severed political relationship with the likes of Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, Senator Biodun Olujimi, Hon Olamide Oni (Oni Atiba) and others with whom I related while I had issues with Governor 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 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Most importantly, I condemn the way and manner the duo of Prince Dayo Adeyeye and Senator Olujimi have turned themselves to opposition within the PDP, particularly Adeyeye’s use of his radio station, established with the proceed of his less than one year tenure as a minister under a PDP government, as arrowhead of opposition against Governor Fayose.
For record purpose, it was only when Prince Adeyeye associated politically with Governor Fayose that he was able to achieve the ministerial position that he missed twice and was also made Chairman Governing Council of the Ekiti State University as well as National Publicity Secretary of the PDP.
It baffles me beyond any comprehension that someone like Adeyeye, who within nine months as a minister built a mansion in Abuja and Ado Ekiti as well as a radio station can be going about presenting himself as aggrieved. Aggrieved for what? For being so favoured by Governor Fayose?
Also, it is on record that Senator Olujimi joined Governor Fayose’s government in 2004 as Special Assistant on nothing. It was the same Fayose that made her House of Reps member, Deputy Governor and now a Senator. I wonder why she cannot act like me by coming back to say sorry to the man who made her.
Furthermore, I feel strongly against Dr Fayemi’s neglect of Ekiti State in the activities of his office as a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and I wish to ask him what Ekiti has benefited from his ministerial position. The same way there was no benefit when he was governor.
As for Senator Babafemi Ojudu, whose campaign billboards I have seen in Ado Ekiti, the State capital, apart from using his position as Special Adviser on Political Matters to the President to promote hatred against the government of Governor Fayose, what has Ekiti benefitted from his position now and when he was a Senator, that will make the people to desire him as a governor?
Lastly, I wish to reiterate that I have since returned to the political family of Governor Fayose and 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.
Dr TKO Aluko
Tuesday, February 13, 2018