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Fayose 5 things Governor has said about Obanikoro’s confession

Obanikoro revealed that he gave $5,377,000 in cash to Fayose for the June 2014 elections in Ekiti.

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Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose


Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose has responded to claims that he received $5,377,000 from former minister of state for defence, Musiliu Obanikoro.

Obanikoro revealed that he gave the cash to Fayose for the June 2014 elections in Ekiti.

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Ex-Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro



Below are five things Fayose said about Obanikoro’s confession:

  1. “We have gone beyond this stage of media trial. EFCC should rather keep its gun powder dry. When we get to the bridge, we will cross it.”

  2. “They said more than this in the 2006 poultry scam blackmail. Despite that, I am the governor today.”

  3. “Those who arranged the dramatic and compromised return of Senator Obanikoro to Nigeria obviously did so in continuation of their project ‘Fayose must be implicated at all cost’ but I am not bothered because my election was legitimately funded.”

  4. “However, if this is why they are intimidating judges and the judiciary, it won’t work as far as my own matter is concerned as no one can play God.”

  5. “As far as I am concerned, I am busy here in Ekiti attending to the welfare and well-being of my people. I won’t be distracted.”

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Obanikoro arrived Nigeria from the US on Monday, October 17, to honour the invitation of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) which has accused him of laundering N4.75 billion.

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