Jonathan to reappoint Obanikoro minister for conceding defeat in Lagos PDP governoship race

FILE PHOTO: Musiliu Obanikoro at the Lagos PDP governorship primaries rally

A former junior defence minister, Musiliu Obanikoro, will be heading back to Abuja as a top cabinet member as part of a deal personally brokered by President Goodluck Jonathan, for Mr. Obanikoro to discontinue his legal challenge of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship primary result for Lagos State, PREMIUM TIMES can confirm.

Mr. Obanikoro was one of the biggest casualties of the PDP gubernatorial primaries, after resigning his ministerial position to vie for the party’s ticket in Lagos for the 2015 election.

He lost to Jimi Agbaje, a relatively less known candidate, who had the backing of the party’s most powerful leaders in Lagos.

Alongside Mr. Obanikoro, former ministers Emeka Wogu, Labaran Maku, Onyebuchi Chukwu, and Samuel Ortom, also lost their bids after leaving their posts to contest in their respective states.

Mr. Obanikoro rejected the Lagos results and filed a legal challenge against the declaration of Mr. Agbaje as winner, kicking off a row that has the potential to ruin any chances the party may have in snatching Lagos from All Progressives Congress, APC in 2015.

The logjam has finally been resolved amicably with the former minister accepting to withdraw his court case, at the same time fully support Mr. Agbaje as the PDP candidate, presidency sources have confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES.

On Friday morning, a relaxed and visibly pleased Mr. Obanikoro appeared on Channels Television programme, Sunrise, to explain why he agreed to drop his court case challenging the result.

Mr. Obanikoro said he acted in the interest of the party, and reflected on how the party needs a united front to defeat the APC and win Lagos after 15 years.

“But as I’ve said to you, we want to win Lagos. And the only way we can win Lagos is if we are united and people see us as being responsible and ready to provide leadership. For 16 years we’ve had a running battle between Lagos and the federal government,” Mr. Obanikoro said. “We want a government in Lagos that will engage the federal government constructively for the good of Lagosians.”

He denied agreeing to give up his legal challenge in return for a ministerial appointment, although he quickly added that he would be ready to serve if called upon to do so.

“Any time that you are called to come and serve the public, I think it makes sense to accept and do just that. I’m in politics, for goodness sake, for the good of our people, and if an opportunity presents itself for me to come and manage the affairs of men and women, why will I turn it down?” he asked.

PREMIUM TIMES can confirm that despite his denial, Mr. Obanikoro was given assurances from the highest office in the country that his personal interests would be well taken care of if he dropped his challenge.

A source within the presidency, well aware of the negotiations leading to Mr Obanikoro’s decision to back off, said the former subordinate minister was assured by the president that he would be appointed a senior minister in January when the Senate reconvenes.

“He reached a deal to be made a full minister in January and to continue holding his position if President Goodluck Jonathan gets re-elected in February,” our source said.

Our source also said that Mr. Obanikoro was promised a prominent role in the president’s re-election campaign effort in the South West, especially in Lagos.

“We don’t know what that role would be at the moment, but it is definitely not that of actively leading the campaign in the South West since he would have been appointed a minister then but he would definitely play a key role in the President Jonathan’s campaign,” the source added.

Part of the terms reached with Mr. Obanikoro was for him to have a say in who becomes Mr. Agbaje’s running mate, as well as the right to choose some of the commissioners in Mr. Agbaje cabinet should he emerge winner of the Lagos gubernatorial election.

Our source explained that the deal literally elevated Mr. Obanikoro from being a mere candidate to a power broker in Lagos and to some extent, southwest PDP.

“As you can see, he has come out of the deal looking stronger and Bode George and (Adeseye) Ogunlewe are the losers here after all,” the source said.

Bode George, a chieftain of the party, and Adeseye Ogunlewe, a former Minister of Works, are believed to be the power brokers behind the emergence of Mr. Agbaje as the PDP gubernatorial candidate in Lagos. However, they were not at the meetings where the deal was concretised, the source said.

During the Sunrise interview, Mr. Obanikoro allayed concerns that the absence of both men may jeopardise the deal in the future saying both men eventually got what they wanted and there was no reason why they should not accept the decision of the party.

“I believe Chief Bode George is on holiday somewhere outside Nigeria and I believe that if you look at the convergence there, you will see that all stakeholders particularly the aspirants who were aggrieved… Jimi Agbaje represents Ogunlewe and Bode George’s interest as far as I’m concerned and that is what that is all about and we have all now come together to embrace Jimi Agbaje,” he said.

When asked if the absence of Messrs George and Ogunlewe during the negotiation isn’t a sign of trouble, our source said the deal was initiated by the president himself and that there is no way both men, regardless of their influence would dare to overrule the president.

“The president is the national leader of the party and no one would want to scuttle a deal he personally brokered.”


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  • Olutola

    Koro is smelly meat, no one wants to buy. I will vote Buhari but will vote Agbaje in Lagos.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Olutola, you are making the same mistake Nigerians made when they “voted GEJ and not PDP”.

      You can’t have one without the other.

      Na bad market!

      • djay

        Pdp is not on ground in Lagos state, how many political offices do they occupy in Lagos state. Apart from the formidable structure Apc possess in Lagos state, its residence sees Apc as their own. Agbaje does not stand a chance.

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          Djay, we shall keep an eye out for Koro becoming Minister of State for Defence again in January or a similar role.

          Don’t be surprised.

          His ultimate value lie in his antecedent for thuggery.

          SouthWest will need to up its game with that desperate mindset of the PDP.

          • djay

            From discussions and conversations have had with people, everyone seems committed in getting rid of Pdp especially at the Presidential level which is the focus rite now. The effect of change 2015 will lead Pdp to its brutal demise. It will be so bad that that name Pdp must be changed for them to win future election.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Lol

          • Okey

            No matter the present day white-wash and white sepuchring of the despot, I believe in what Tinubu told the U.S Embassy in 2003. That is on marble.

        • Okache

          Not at all but then you cannot begrudge people who bask in day dreaming.

      • Okache

        I really think Agbaje is not bad but he pegs his tent with the wrong crowd, so Buhari for president and Ambode for governor for me.

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          Many thanks, bruv.

          PDP is a cabal of rogues and its evil influence insidious.

        • djay

          That’s my reason for saying Agbaje can’t win. He wants to use a party that’s not on ground in Lagos and expect to win. For 16 years now Pdp has not occupy political offices in Lagos while the have suffering a lot of defections where Apc have accommodated them.

    • tundemash

      And whose policies will Agbaje be implementing ?

      • djay

        The ex convict, Bode George.

  • Psalm 35

    Describing Jimi Agbaje as a lesser known candidate makes me wonder how politically versatile and knowledgeable Nicholas Ibekwe is on Lagos politics

  • Segun Cole

    The PDP Lagos candidate, Jimi Agbaje, seems better-placed with a united PDP in Lagos.
    He has an edge in name-recognition over his APC rival, Akinwunmi Ambode – a debutant.

    • tundemash

      really ? Was Fashola not debuntant in 2007 ?

      • S. Cole

        @ tundemash:

        Correct point, but in 2007 the ACN party (now APC) was not self-inflicted by repulsive Islamism.
        Nowadays APC party must give Christians conclusive arguments that Islam is good for all Christians.

        • tundemash

          Can you explain how APC is now self-inflicted by repulsive Islamism and i hope you are not going to chorus the well known worn out PDP propaganda .

          • ConcernedCitizen2015

            Do not mind them, they hold Christianity like an Identity card. Following Christ in practice and lifestyle is the real identity card. Christian, muslim, atheists and traditional worshippers all have a stake in the building Lagos.

  • Realnigerian

    The imbecile President is planning trouble for Lagos. PDP trio (Obanikoro, Bode George & Ogunlewe) will try and rig the lagos election. There will be chaos, riots and disaster next year if by the scheming of making Obanikoro as GEJ ‘s main foot General will make the last Ekiti State Election look like child’s play.

  • Amir

    This is how the PDP federal government continues to divide Nigeria into more than 100 states, with the excess states belonging to individual PDP members who have become larger than the country and above the law. Turn by turn Nigeria Plc under president Jonathan

  • the truth

    How many of paid online commentators on premium times have pvc’s or leave in nigeria? How many will vote come february? Enough of all this rantings and bad mouthing. The average voter does not come to apc times for news as they are faced with reality and as such can properly dissect facts from fiction(propaganda). Elections are not won on back pages of newspapers.

    • tundemash

      Mr. Career Liar, does the ranting and bad mouthing affect you ? Why bother with paid online commentators you are certain don’t have PVC ? Should their not having PVC be an advantage to your pay masters ? So why get worried ?

      • the truth

        Lol try save money and visit home.I know u cant pay for a round ticket back hom,so u rely on apc times for your information.u really dont know the reality on ground.keep getting deceived.u dont have money to go home and as such cant vote,but u rant here morning afternoon evening.I am just coming back from nigeria where I got my pvcs and will return feb 10 in preparation for the 14th voting.I will in due course post pictures of that election to show u and goons first hand

  • Comfortkay

    This is the same mistake the President always make, how can he bring a loser like koro again to be a minister, Is he the only one quality for this post?, first and foremost where did Obanikoro starts his political jamboree ? APC members knows Obanikoro and what he is up to if he is counting of bringing soldiers to Lagos during election , it will be something which he is going to regret

  • Ms. Vivian

    Jimi Agbaje will win 90% of Lagos Christian voters who’re all very repulsed by APC’s Islamism.

    • ‘Femi Macaulay

      @ Ms. Vivian:

      Well, should APC lose Lagos state, Bola Tinubu must take 100% of the blame as a daft politician.
      A thinking politician never plays tricks on religious lines to risk visceral backlash from the Christians;
      who feel not only deceived by the Muslims (one of whom is Alhaji John Kayode Fayemi), but
      also betrayed by the likes of Alhaji Tola Kasali who declared Muslims dominant over Lagos Christians.

      • Olumide Thanni

        Ah, ah, which one is ALHAJI JOHN KAYODE FAYEMIagain?
        What kind of deceptive name is that? That’s deceit! Oh, okay, i remember.
        He was the waterbed ex-governor of Ekiti state whom the Ekiti people angrily
        voted out, sent packing, and disgraced in all the local governments of Ekiti state.

        • Al Jihadi

          “[On this clamour for a Christian as Lagos state governor]….
          we should not introduce something that will start affecting
          the consciousness of the people. We shouldn’t put in the
          people’s consciousness what they were not thinking about
          before. Even if you look at it closely you will find that the
          dominant people in Lagos state are Muslims”.

          ……..Alhaji Tola Kasali

          (Lagos Commissioner for Rural Affairs under Bola Tinubu)

          [October 25th, 2014]

          • Timi Etukudo

            you forgot that each dominant person produces one vote.

        • Sam1951

          The Kayode Fayemi fellow is disgusting. He hid the title of “Alhaji” to deceive all Christians.

          • Siyan Adefisoye [Oshogbo]

            Me too i didn’t know he is a Muslim until i read it here. What kind of 419 is this?

          • Rotimi

            Ehn, ehn, you will shine your eyes next time. Anyone that goes out to deceive
            the Yoruba Christian community must have a bad intention towards Christians.
            APC – like the ACN before it – is a party of Muslims, for Muslims, by the Muslims.

          • Deacon Ademilure

            “I am of the firm belief and conviction that there will be no election in 2015.

            I am of the firm belief that this house of cards will collapse before 2015.

            Under Jonathan’s leadership, Nigeria as a whole has become a titanic ship

            on sail to hit the iceberg and sink”.

            ……Pastor Tunde Bakare

            (January 20, 2013)

    • djay

      You are just fantasizing.

      • Seachange 2015

        You are a deejay, right? You want performance deposit from Ambode for May 29th next year?
        I beg go siddon. “Change!, Change! Change!” After 16 years, we want change in Lagos.

        • djay

          Na your vote you want take do the change?

          • Okey

            So Chanjee is now a crime in Lagos ?

          • Nkem

            No mind am! They are all shouting change but they don’t want change themselves.
            Yeye people! They can’t think. That’s the problem of APC. No thinking takes place.
            Just stealing, stealing, stealing and stealing. That’s all. No public accounts for anything.

    • Oluwaseyi

      Yepa! If he gets 90% he’s won! Non-Yoruba make up 30% of Lagos and they are 85% Christians!

      • Igbinoba

        Vivian,

        That looks possible but my experience has taught me not to jump to conclusions.
        Christian Pastors are more interested in pocketing tithes from Muslims than in the
        safety or dignity of the larger Christian community which is now rendered as the
        underdogs in Lagos due to mis-teachings by naive and selfish Pastors who don’t
        give a damn about the wholesale capture of Lagos Christians by the fewer Muslims.

      • Abu Qaqa

        “We are fighting a religious war. We are fighting against the Christians in Nigeria.
        We are fighting against Christian President – Goodluck Jonathan and his Christian
        brethren.

        We are not fighting any ethnic war. Those saying we are fighting an ethnic war
        are telling lies to the public. They try to brainwash the people. No, we are fighting
        a religious war. We are fighting against Christians. We are fighting the Christian President –
        Goodluck Jonathan and his Christian brethren
        ”.

        ………..Abubakar Shekau

        (Leader of Boko Haram)

        December 28, 2013

  • Chris1408

    GEJ administration of incompetence

    • Words on Marble

      APC – like the ACN before it – is a party of the Muslims, for the Muslims, by the Muslims.

      • tundemash

        keep getting high on the opium of the poor: religion !

      • Chris1408

        What’s the difference between you and Boko Haram? Religion fanatics

  • Amir

    Government of the militants, by the militants for the militants. The desperation to remain in office makes the president pander to the wishes of every local or regional militant who intimidates him with ‘I want to leave the PDP’ slogan? How can an already incompetent presidency monitor these renegades who become ministers through the power of their rascality?

    • wonderboi

      I tire oooo

  • Olukoya Brown

    Dear Editor,

    Congratulations to Musiliu Obanikoro!

    I will like to congratulate Alhaji Musiliu Obanikoro for standing up for his rights.
    His decision to sue the Lagos PDP was a correct decision based on democracy.
    He had over 45% of the votes at the PDP primary. That signifies his clout in Lagos.

    The dispute which Alhaji Musiliu Obanikoro submitted to court is not vexatious or frivolous.
    Although the court adjourned till January 4th, 2015, this out of court settlement is good.
    Alhaji Musiliu Obanikoro can now pull together with the Lagos PDP and throw out the APC.
    That is the fierce urgency of now. After 16 years of stealing, APC has become a bane on Lagos.

    • Rosemary

      Musiliu Obanikoro is a man after my heart. He is real man. He stands by his convictions.

    • Tanwa

      “Nigeria has descended into a hellish reality where – for smart and capable people

      to ‘survive’ and have their daily bread – they must prostrate for imbeciles”.

      …………Iyabo Obasanjo

      (Letter to my father, December 18, 2013)

  • Thepeople

    Another fine mess by the GEJ.

  • Rommel

    Musliu Obanikoro as deputy minister for defense told Nigerians that morale in the army was very high and that soldiers were well motivated to engage Boko Haram,this was after the governor of one of the states under state of emergency raised alarm about the poor state of soldiers sent to fight insurgents contrary to FG claims,that Obanikoro episode is still haunting Nigeria today seeing how many soldiers have been court martialled since then and are still facing court martial.He and GEJ should explain to know why disciplinary actions should not be taken against them for deceiving Nigerians that they were fighting Boko Haram when evidence pointed to the contrary

  • Son of Koro

    Why Lagos State under Raji Fashola is complete Mess….

    So far, Lagos’ debt has quintupled from $611 million dollars in 2007 to $3.7 billion by mid-2014.
    Lagos’ debt went up in September by one billion dollars World Bank loan on the back of ₦87.5
    billion loan in previous November when Raji Fashola issued bonds to borrow at 14.5% interest rate.

    Raji Fashola took out ₦35 billion in cash from those bond receipts and handed it over to Bola Tinubu
    through the instrumentality of (a) Lekki Concession Company, (b) ARM company, and, (c) Hitech company;
    all in a bogus “buy-back deal” of a supposed concession right on the 15-kilometre Lekki Expressway.

    In total, a sum of ₦571, 594 billion was got as federal allocation from May 2007 under Raji Fashola.
    Another ₦1.52 trillion was got in the same period as internally generated revenue.
    But despite these oodles of cash, Lagos state has no enduring physical asset to show
    for all of the $40 billion dollars Lagos state has received in total as revenues from May 1999 to date.

    On May 21st, 2014, the Lagos State Commissioner for Finance, Ayodeji Gbeleyi, confirmed
    that Lagos state debts, as at May 2014, stood at N435 billion – including N275 billion in bonds –
    equivalent to 2.7 billion United States dollars (as at that date). Now, discounting monthly
    interest rates on the commercial portion of this debt, and reckoning 30% devaluation of the Naira,
    last month, gross Lagos’ debt is now equal to all of the expected revenue allocation to Lagos state
    in the next two and half years, and thus currently standing at $3.7 billion, without equivalent
    benefits to Lagosians on the ground; to show for it – dollar for dollar.

    • R.S.K

      In Nigeria, the pauperized many have sent a memo to the criminally-rich few:
      ‘We will not allow you to enjoy your ill-gotten gains in peace. We will hound you
      and pursue you everywhere you go. When you buy your Hummers we will snatch them.

      When you send your children to expensive schools, we will kidnap them.
      When you retreat to your billion-naira homes, you will have to sleep with
      one eye open. With every knock, you will panic and tremble,
      fearing it could be nemesis at the door
      ”.

      ………Femi Aribisala

      [August 28, 2013]

      (Vanguard Newspaper)

    • Chuks Anyiam

      These people have finished us in Lagos, walahi. And they told us to be waving broom!

      • Ijeoma

        @ Chuks,

        History will record Alhaji Raji Fashola as a financial crime against humanity.
        He must surely be brought to justice next year and arraigned for criminal trial.

  • Truthometer

    Dog is about to eat its vomit. Shameless thug! At least, Obanikoro will be useful as chief thug for Dumbo, to try to rig the 2015 presidential election.

  • Ette

    Nigeria has become the private entity of GEJ so he dishes out appointments to serve his personal interest rather than the interest of Nigeria. But he just said that Nigeria is not the private entity of any individual. What a terrible hypocrite. We must vote this wicked man out as he is not fit to continue to disgrace this great nation.

  • Paul Oseretin

    “Nigerians expect Professor Yemi Osinbajo (the APC VP candidate) to wake up
    and smell the coffee, and start telling the people what he, his principal, and,
    their party plan for Nigeria, and not to spend his time throwing stones at the innocent.

    Gone are the days when you promote a candidate based on his region and and religion.
    And Nigerians are far too aware in 2014-5 for any politician to grandstand by using highfalutin,
    empty words to cast aspersions on his/her opponent in order to hide the inadequacy of
    their (own) vision and plans.

    I can say without a shadow of a doubt in my mind that God has put President Jonathan
    where he is. And until He is done with him, no man, no pastor, no prophet can curse
    whom God has not cursed”.

    ……………Reno Omokri

    [Special Assistant to President Jonathan on New Media.]

    December 25th, 2014

    • APC Forever

      “The current administration (of President Jonathan) has politicised Boko Haram.
      The corruption around defence funds has created a situation where soldiers are not
      well equipped and motivated. General Mohammadu Buhari wiped off Maitatsine,
      another Islamic insurgency during his administration, by sincerely identifying
      the problem as a challenge to the authority of the state to maintain law and
      order. The (Buhari) administration took command and funded the military transparently
      and that is what we need to do now to end this Boko Haram insurgency.
      Under Jonathan’s government, there is no consequence for corruption”.

      ………..Yemi Osinbajo

      (APC Vice-presidential candidate)

      December 24th, 2014

      • Captano

        @ APC Forever,

        Yemi Osinbajo should pause and drink some iced water. He’s jumped into
        politics for the first time and got carried away. He has no personal knowledge
        of what he’s talking about. He’s just introducing himself to the public with a fart,
        like a demagogue with superficial knowledge of public affairs. The Boko Haram
        Islamic revolution has no similarity with Maitatsine’s riotous protests.

        Only a naive dilettante like Yemi Osinbajo would compare the Maitatsine sect
        (armed with cutlasses and dane guns); and numbering no more than two thousand men,
        with Boko Haram – having operational battalions in all the 19 northern states, backed by
        armoured personnel carriers, and, anti-aircraft artillery pieces.

    • tundemash

      You are quoting a well-known fraud ? I think it is you who should wake up and smell the CHANGE coffee !

    • endingNaija

      Paul Oseretin na Reno Omokri na the truth na otile na oleku na redeem na deacon na akpos1 na Tawanda were you DRUNK with Ogogoro when Jonathan Goodluck and his campaign team went on a vote hunting expedition to Yorubaland and created their disease, their divisive campaign called “Yoruba Christian/Muslim”? Were you all drunk when you made the business man called “Pastor” Ayo Oritsejafor of CAN one of the spokespersons of Goodluck Jonathan re-election campaign in order to create your dubious impression that Goodluck Jonathan is the “christian” candidate? Now that you lost that ability to sell Goodluck Jonathan as the “christian” candidate you are singing a new but same dubious song. You have lost this. The 2015 Presidential election will be fought on two grounds-ETHICS and COMPTENCE. Goodluck Jonathan does not have any of these. Hence you Goodluck Jonathan and his immoral and incompetent team-needs to start packing from Aso Rock.

    • TRUTH MASTER

      Omokri is 419! He lies through his teeth and uses fake names to write articles demonizing the opposition. Therefore his words carry no weight at all. He is a fraud!

  • Wähala

    Sounds too sweet to be true… Obanikoro would be a big pfool to believe Dumbo will keep his end of the deal.
    Dumbo who told Nigerians on several occasions that he will not be contesting 2015 general elections, swore to Baba Iyabo he would do only one term, promised Ndigbo 2nd Niger Bridge before the end of his first term… has not even kept his promise to his South-South folk to fix the East-West Road for them. Koro will soon find out who he has cut a deal with, the devil and a clown who knows he’s on his way out yet, deceiving a real mugu with lofty future appointment. For now, Obanikoro can continue holding his crotch under Obalende Bridge gathering his thugs and mouthing-off about big times ahead, the fact that Bode Geroge was not there means they set him up for the ice bucket. Hahaha chei… Aah dey laffu ooo!

  • Bunduma Mohammed

    Good Luck the drunken fisherman does not believe in anything except. He would cut any deal in order to stay in office but this time he has carried his luck too far. Nigerians would definately boots the kindergarden president for good.

  • Maverick

    Appoint him for conceding defeat of for qualifying for it?

  • Maverick

    APC sponsored article.

    • Hambolu Segun

      Sir, what has APC got to do with this news.
      Was the parties involved not mentioned and quoted?

  • Henry O.

    APC party is a hater of truth – besides being an Islamist, rabble-rousing and un-accountable criminal organization.

    • Encore

      APC party is a hater of truth – besides being an Islamist,

      rabble-rousing and un-accountable criminal organization.

      • Shubby

        “Urhobo man say ‘instead make i born mumu, make i born thief’.
        Somehow, that statement makes sense. I just realize that it
        is better to give birth to a Tinubu than a Fashola.

        I have always seen through Raji Fashola. I have watched his decisions,
        and utterances, and I have come to realize that this Raji Fashola does not
        have the two round inhabitants of a scrotum.

        I begin to wonder who Fashola married. Where is the intuitive advice of his wife?
        If he was married to a Patience Jonathan, he would have since extricated
        the festering fingers of Tinubu from the power structures of Lagos state.

        Fashola, riding on his popularity and goodwill, would have been the one to choose
        his successor, become vice presidential candidate, or at worst, senator. Now, watch
        Fashola slide into the abyss of political infecundity”.

        ………….Ena Ofugara

        [December 5, 2015]

        • Kryle

          you have no idea. But I will stay my tongue and let you see how things unfold

          • Citizen Power

            Nothing else is going to unfold but these: Raji Fasola will face EFCC. Ambode will lose Lagos state.
            General Buhari will lose all the 17 southern states (as usual). Raufu Aregbesola will then become APC Leader in the South-West, after Ajumobi shall have lost Oyo state, and, Amosun too shall have lost Ogun state.

          • Kryle

            Selah

        • Emekus

          I beg, i no know book O. What are “the two rounds inhabitants of a scrotum“>

          • Dalemo

            Ol’ boy, but you get filthy mind sha, haba! What are you thinking about?
            Ena Ofugara (above) wrote about two round inhabitants of a scrotum.
            You have now changed it to “two rounds..” Haha! Who is doing rounds here?
            If you want to do “rounds” i beg go to a brothel if that’s what’s worrying you most.

          • Dave

            His dirty mind will kill him. No be only rounds.

    • Ejiofor

      Will Musliu Obanikoro ever make a difference in government? I am asking this question
      because he has not made an impact despite all the political appointments he had before.
      We cannot make public administration a chieftaincy title – like lawyers’ S.A.N bogus toga.

  • TRUTH MASTER

    So for Obanikoro, it is not about principle or service to the people of Lagos State but about his personal interest? By this deal, he has done an incalculable damage to his political standing. Shame on him!

    • Animashaun

      @ TruthMaster,

      When Jimi Agbaje takes oath of office on May 29, 2015, as the new governor of Lagos state,
      the first task is to call in the fire service to put out the (literal) fires in the Lagos state treasury.
      Remaking the PDP into a thinking party in Lagos state is down the line of urgent priorities.

      • TRUTH MASTER

        PDP will not win Lagos. On what basis? A party that cannot put its house in order, a party that has messed up the national economy, a party that harbours the most corrupt people on earth should not be trusted to take over the nation’s largest economy. That will not happen.

  • Smith Scott

    I have been supporting Jonathan, from Today Jona is dead on arrival. He behave like a lunatic. He has disgraced all of us from South South.

  • Maria

    PDP the real janjaweed party exposed: To reject sharia rule and boko haram, tell PDP governors and your masters backers practising sharia and backing boko haram to abolish it. GEJ northern backers and governors are sharia and boko haram advocates and founders. Sambo was a sharia governor(he is now second in command to GEJ and to whom GEJ referred to as boko haram dining and wining with him and yet cannot do anything), Shekarau was a sharia governor(He is today GEJ minister of education), Isa Yuguda is a sharia governor, Lamido is a sharia governor, Alli Modu was a sharia governor and founder of Boko haram, Settima of Katsina is a sharia governor, Aliu Babangida is a sharia governor, Gombe governor is a sharia governor, Adamu Muazu was a sharia governor(he is today GEJ imposed PDP chairman), Former PDP chairman(godfather of Jonathan) Alhaji Bamangar Tukur once famously said boko haram are fighting for their rights… Tell them to abolish sharia and boko haram, otherwise, you are f00ling yourselves.