Kaduna Military Panel: Ekiti PDP disowns ex-scribe

The Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has frowned
at the impersonation of the position of the State Secretary of the party by one Dr Tope Aluko at the ongoing military panel on the 2014 governorship election in Ekiti State.

The party has equally warned that whatever is recorded by the military
panel in the name of the said impersonator on the involvement of military
in the Ekiti election will render the whole exercise illegal and a charade.

In a statement by the State Publicity Secretary, Jackson Adebayo, in
Ado-Ekiti yesterday, the PDP said that it was ridiculous that a non-member
of the party could be admitted to testify in the name of PDP despite a
widely publicised expulsion of the fellow by the party on 31st July, 2015.

Adebayo explained that the expelled secretary had only demonstrated the
traits of anti-party activities that led to his expulsion, adding that
there was nothing objective or reliable that could be taken from him in
this case.

He noted that Aluko, who testified on oath as principal witness for the PDP
at the election petition tribunal, would only be confining himself to the
wrath of the law by chosen to negate same after he had said that the
election was free and fair to the Supreme Court level.

According to him, Aluko and four members of the State Working Committee
were expelled on the 31st of July, 2015, while the National Working
Committee of the party upheld the expulsion on the 4th of November, 2015
via a letter signed by the National Organising Secretary, Abubarka Mustapha.

In the letter from the national secretariat of the party, the
replacement of the expelled officers were also approved with Pastor Tope
Anjorin as the new State Secretary of the party, while Mrs Yemisi Afolabi
was named as the State Woman Leader.

Other officers appointed by the party included Gbuyiro Sunday as the
Vice-Chairman Ekiti North and Mojeed Azzez Apempe as the new State Auditor.

PDP stressed that it was appalling and shameful that somebody that was
expelled from the party based on his disloyalty to the party and gross
indiscipline could now be admitted as a witness before a respected military

“We want to say categorically that Dr TKO Aluko is no longer the Secretary
of PDP in Ekiti State neither is he a member of the party again, our
Secretary is Pastor Tope Anjorin, so anybody dealing with the expelled
member is only doing so at his or her own risk, as well as dealing with an

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