The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has again urged the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), to prosecute all indicted people in the June 21, 2014 Ekiti governorship election rigging scandal.
The renewed call followed media reports on confessional statements by the expelled Ekiti State Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Tope Aluko.
The party said it had on two occasions petitioned the Office of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice on the same matter, stressing that the latest revelations had made it imperative for the nation’s chief law officer to act.
The Ekiti APC Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, noted in a statement on Monday that the election fraud story had refused to go away despite all “shenanigans” by Governor Ayodele Fayose, who he said was the biggest beneficiary of the fraud.
According to him, the soldiers should not be made to suffer alone for the alleged crime committed with Fayose and others in the PDP who are still walking free.
Aluko had claimed that President Goodluck Jonathan gave Fayose N4.7bn cash to prosecute the election.
He also revealed how the PDP rigged the governorship election for Fayose.
But the APC spokesman said even though there was nothing new in the revelations, it had become pertinent to prosecute the suspects as the revelations were again emanating from an insider who participated fully in what is now known as Ekitigate.