Fayose’s Former Deputy Dumps PDP
None of these politicians can see the problems the people are facing. All they are the ballot boxes and January 1st 2019.
A former Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Abiodun Aluko has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
Aluko was Governor Ayodele Fayose's deputy during his first term in office in 2003.
He was, however, impeached from office in controversial circumstances in November 2005.
Aluko accused his former boss of turning the party to his personal estate and harassing prominent leaders.
The upset politician, who has an eye on the governorship seat, claims that Fayose has been intimidating other aspirants including Senate Deputy Minority Whip, Abiodun Olujimi and the party’s national spokesman, Dayo Adeyeye.
Aluko in a letter withdrawing his membership of the PDP cited Fayose’s alleged vindictive and hostile attitude as well as “illegal and unconstitutional age barrier” that anybody above the age of 60 cannot contest for any position including the governorship.
The letter was addressed and submitted to the PDP Ward Chairman for Are/Araromi/Ayetoro in his native Ikere-Ekiti, Sulaiman Adeniyi.
On his next political destination, Aluko said he would soon reveal the party he would join to realize his governorship ambition.
Aluko was a PDP governorship aspirant in the run-up to the 2014 governorship election which was won by Fayose.
He was also a chieftain of the Ali Modu Sheriff-led faction before the Supreme Court ruled in favour of Senator Ahmed Makarfi.