Musiliu Obanikoro Senate confirms ex-governorship aspirant as minister

Obanikoro was confirmed on Wednesday, March 11, despite a series of hurdles presented by All Progressives Congress (APC) legislators.

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Former Minister of State for Defence and Lagos governorship aspirant, Musiliu Obanikoro (pictured) play

Former Minister of State for Defence and Lagos governorship aspirant, Musiliu Obanikoro (pictured)

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The Nigerian Senate has confirmed Senator Musiliu Obanikoro as a federal minister.

Obanikoro was confirmed on Wednesday, March 11, despite a series of hurdles presented by All Progressives Congress (APC) legislators.

The APC lawmakers had opposed Obanikoro’s nomination due to current allegations of election rigging levelled against him.

The former Minister of State for Defence was accused of rigging the June 2014 election in Ekiti State to favour current Governor, Ayo Fayose.

The Senate however failed to question him on the allegations but instead allowed him “take a bow and go”, a privilege reserved for former federal lawmakers.

The APC lawmakers were said to have walked out of the house in protest after Obanikoro’s confirmation.

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