PDP guber aspirant declares support for Fayose
One of the aggrieved gubernatorial aspirants in Ekiti State, Abiodun Aluko, yesterday declared support for the candidature of Mr. Ayo Fayose.
Aluko, a deputy governor during Fayose’s regime, said he was not bribed to declare support for the former governor, but that his support was borne out of his own volition as a loyal party man and the “enormous respect he has for President Goodluck Jonathan, whom he said had pacified the aspirants”.
Aluko, who said this in Ikere Ekiti yesterday during a rally he organized to drum support for Fayose, said: “What I did was to show that I am a loyal party man. I am too politically conscious to know that it is better to be in the PDP, a party that controls the centre and that can be of advantage to the state and my supporters than to defect to APC”.
He said though he was initially opposed to the candidature of his former boss, he decided to put behind him whatever misgiving he had about the primaries that produced the former governor due to what he called his immense love for the PDP.
He urged all his supporters across the state to work assiduously for the victory of the PDP at the poll, assuring that their interests will be protected.