Former Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, Dr. Tope Aluko disclosed that Fayose was very angry when he discovered that the money Obanikoro delivered to him was short of N80 million. He revealed Fayose quarreled with Obanikoro over the money and Obanikoro has forgiven Fayose for daring to confront him.
Dr. Aluko added that: “The Presidency gave us security and money; the money was sent from a Diamond Bank branch through an account run by Sylvan MacNamara, a company owned by Obanikoro. My boss (Fayose) said he wanted to get his own in cash and that was why such a huge amount was ferried by plane. Obanikoro cannot claim not to have brought the money. He (Fayose) chose his man, Abiodun Agbele, to keep the money in a bank account. The transaction was not recorded and it got to a stage when it was discovered that the money was short by N80 million.”
“This caused a crisis between Fayose and Obanikoro, who brought the money. He (Obanikoro) brought other things, apart from money, which I won’t disclose now. The cash carried in the plane was not entered into the manifest. It was delivered to a bank at 4.30 am in Ekiti. The remaining from the cash received for the election was used to buy a house in Abuja and the house belongs to Fayose.”