Former Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Dele Olugbemi, yesterday narrated how he took the embattled state Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Temitope Aluko, to the Sunday meeting with Governor Ayodele Fayose.
He insisted that “it was a lie that Fayose stage-managed the reconciliatory meeting. Aluko and I prostrated for Fayose three times to beg the governor to forgive him (Aluko).”
Olugbemi said he was surprised that Aluko could deny that he willingly attended the parley, adding that his genuine concern for peace made him take the party scribe to the Lagos parley.
“The existing cordial relationship between Aluko and myself brought us to a discussion that eventually led to the last Sunday, April 3, 2016 meeting.
The former speaker said Aluko couldn’t deny that he re-affirmed that Fayose remained his mentor, leader and father, allegedly admitting that his ‘misdeeds’
were devil’s work.
“Even when Fayose told him to sit down, he prostrated and I also prostrated along with him to beg the Governor for total forgiveness,” he added.
But in a swift reaction yesterday, Aluko who dismissed the claim, said: “It is all lies. It is part of the plot to sustain the propaganda against me. Olugbemi is an appointee of the governor in the State Universal Basic Education Board. So, he is doing the bidding of his master.
“I only saw him when he barged into the meeting with the governor. I didn’t have any discussion with him and couldn’t have gone with him to the meeting. He is only being used.”