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Obanikoro admits to partaking in Ekiti poll rigging meeting

2015-02-19 12:13
A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Abuja - Former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro has admitted that there was indeed a meeting between himself, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekit State, General A.A. Momoh, Minister of Police Affairs, Jelili Adesiyan and some top officials of the People Democratic Party on how to rig the June 21 governorship election in favour of Fayose, reports Sahara Reporters.

Obanikoro, who has just been reappointed as a Minister, confessed to some senators that he did participate in the meeting on the orders of President Goodluck Jonathan.

Also read: Ekiti Governorship Election: Fayose, Obanikoro, Omisore implicated

Obanikoro’s confession is part of the move to lobby the Senate to give him a pass during his upcoming nomination hearing.

Prior to admitting his involvement to the Senators,  he had met with President Jonathan to discuss the tape and his role in the whole saga.

Obanikoro had in the past vehemently denied his involvement in any meeting to help Fayose win the election.

Read more at Sahara Reporters

Read more on: 2015 elections

Read more on: pdp  |  musiliu obanikoro  |  ayodele fayose  |  ekiti state  |  ekiti polls

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