‘I’ve been vindicated,’ Minister says in response to Fayose’s Supreme Court victory

Obanikoro said that the verdict of the apex court had proven him innocent of election rigging allegations levelled against him.

Former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Musiliu Obanikoro has responded to the Supreme Court’s affirmation of Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose’s victory at the June 2014 elections.

“The Supreme Court of Nigeria has ruled to validate Governor Fayose's election. Finally, I have been vindicated,”Obanikoro tweeted on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

“Governor Fayose won all the House of Assembly Seats in Ekiti State without Obanikoro's help. #EkitiGate was and will remain a sham,” he added.

The minister was accused of rigging the Ekiti elections along with Fayose and Senator Iyiola Omisore after an audio tape supposedly featuring them was leaked by an insider.

The Supreme Court upheld Fayose’s election in a unanimous ruling reached on April 14.

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