Ekiti Gate: APC wants Obanikoro banned from public office, Adesiyan sacked as minister

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has called for the banning of former Minister of state for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, from holding any public office over his role in the rigging of the governorship election in Ekiti state on June 21, 2014.

Mr. Obanikoro’s name was Tuesday sent to the Senate for confirmation as minister, by President Goodluck Jonathan.
The APC asked the Senate not to confirm Mr. Obanikoro.

APC also asked Nigeria’s armed forces to immediately begin investigating Aliyu Momoh, a Major General for his role in the alleged rigging of the election in Ekiti and repeating same in Osun and ensure that immediate and necessary disciplinary action are taken against all individuals that were involved in what it said was subversion of democracy.

A video recording recently emerged of an intelligence officer in the Nigerian Army, Captain Sagir Koli, giving details of how General Momoh was used by Mr. Obanikoro, Ayo Fayose and others to rig the election.

Also now in the public domain is a recording of a secret meeting convened by top Peoples Democratic Party’s politicians to strategise on how to rig the Ekiti election.

Rising from its first joint leadership meeting at the Shehu Yar’Adua Centre Abuja, the APC also asked the Federal government to immediately relieve the Minister of Police Affairs, Jelili Adesiyan of his appointment.

The oppsosition party also asked the Nigerian government to ensure that the armed forces are kept out of partisan politics in line with a recent judgment by a court in Sokoto and its affirmation by the Court of Appeal on Monday.
Part of the outcome of the joint leadership meeting was that the rescheduled election dates of the March 28 and April 11 must remain sacrosanct.

The party said it would not tolerate any further shift.

The party added that “the use of the card reader for the 28th of March and 11th of April is non-negotiable, as contrary to the misinformation being disseminated the use of card reader is not synonymous with electronic voting”.

Speaking earlier, the party’s presidential candidate and former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, urged members of the party not to “relax” after the completion of its campaign rallies nationwide.
Mr. Buhari said APC should not lose focus due to the extension.

“Our patience and resilience will be tested in the days ahead. We must pass this test. In a time like this, which in football analogy can be referred to as extra time, we must avoid making costly mistakes,” Mr. Buhari said.

The APC presidential candidate said the party must use the next six weeks “to re-charge and re-focus on our goal”.
He said the goal of the APC remains to win the elections now slated for March 28 and April 11 with a convincing majority.

“We should aim to achieve a victory that will be beyond dispute and proceed to form the next government and start work on the task of rebuilding our beloved country.

“Our eyes must be on the objective to build a great society that works for all of us. A country where every child has an equal opportunity to get an education, where every young Nigerian who needs a job can find one. Where the sick are looked after and senior citizens are provided for. A country which gives value to human life, where the welfare and security of all is a national priority and corruption is defeated,” he said.

Speaking on the Ekiti rigging debacle, Mr. Buhari expressed surprise at the silence from the government over the matter.

“Up till now, there has been no official denial of this most unfortunate event. It makes me wonder, in the circumstances that led to shifting of the date of the Federal Elections, whether the security services are even now being prepared to play similar roles in the March 28th and April 11th elections.

Mr. Buhari said security services have serious constitutional responsibilities to the people of the nation adding that their importance to the health of the country cannot be underestimated.

He urged the leadership of the security services to keep the institutions out of partisan politics.

“I personally and, am sure, all Nigerians, have tremendous respect for our security services. I therefore urge strongly that they stick to, and concentrate on, their constitutional duties, otherwise they stand the risk of becoming part of our already complicated national situation,” he said.

He also thanked members of the party who took time to participate in his campaign rallies across the country.
He particularly thanked those “who have been made mind boggling offers by our opponents in a bid to break our ranks and curtail our momentum in the march to change Nigeria for good, yet you have chosen to be on the side of a cause that is just”.

He appealed to the party leaders and faithful not to rest thinking that all is won.
“Six weeks is a long time and we do not know the plans of the other side but with our strong resolve, we will prevail.

“Therefore let us keep our eyes on the ball. Let us work as we have never done before, and let us watch and help each other. The days and weeks ahead will be tough.

“Our resolve will be tested and all kinds of evil tricks will be on display. But do not despair. The goal is in sight. Change is coming. The people of Nigeria will prevail. God has destined Nigeria to be a great country. We shall overcome and Change shall be achieved,” Mr. Buhari said.


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  • Usman

    That only happens in a country led by serious minded people

  • Usman

    Thanks for the advice general

  • deji

    Great speach from the People General.
    My People, My People, My People!
    #SaiBuhari.

    • burning spear

      BUHARI WHO HAD ARMED BOKO HARAM FIGHTERS TO PROTECT HIM IN BORNO STATE

  • SAM .A

    Now is time to take the campaign from house to house ,door step to door step,street to street by Buhari/Osinbajo foot soldiers. The REAL APOSTLES OT CHANGE.
    God bless you all.

  • BlackieUmukoro

    Alternate or parallel govt is unknown to the Nigerian constitution but APC is putting on that treasonable toga. They warn, dictate and want to direct a legitimately elected government with all amount of crude boldness. Talking of military interferance in our body polity, buhari was an eminent beneficiary of it, so it is too late in the day to warn the army to standoff

    • endingNaija

      So? According to BlackieUmokri speaking on behalf of President Jonathan and the PDP, the Nigerian army will intervene if Mr. Goodluck Jonathan loses the election-right? This is deduced straight from your post Reno BlackieUmokri

      • BlackieUmukoro

        Whatever
        Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

        • endingNaija

          hm hm hm caught in the act. Hope the Nigerian people are reading this. It is from the horse’s mouth-President Jonathan.

          • BlackieUmukoro

            No, ant mouth instead
            Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

  • burning spear

    The Appeal Court ruled that the petition lacked merit and the said video of an unknown soldier was rejected as anyone could have acted a movie in like manner. The alleged certificate forgery against Governor Fayose was also thrown out as the Nigerian Islamic party, APC did not prove their case beyond reasonable doubt

    Governor Fayose defeated the APC candidate in all the LGAs in the state–yet APC is tryi ng to use a fulani captain to help gghem lie their way up—————what a shame—————-them are talking about Fayose certificate but not that of Buhari—-ati—–that of tinubu

  • Corruption incorporated.

  • eddy

    This current govt is nothing but a fraud! Criminals in power!!!

  • Chris1408

    Who’ll do it? In today’s Nigeria where people are slave to money. Where corruption rules.

  • SONIA KRUGER

    APC IS ARRANT NONSENSE.

    • Wetin Naija

      if you sincerely love Nigeria, you will not make that comment

      • burning spear

        ITS RUBBISH WHEN THE APPEAL COURT HAS RULED ON THE MATTER

  • ConScience

    Can someone please enlighten my rudimentary mind. If this Maj. General Momoh was working for APC as Koro and Adesiyan claims then why is APC clamoring for his detention and questioning? Ruling Party at least be a bit smarter with the way you reject facts. Sometimes your statements do not even meet the basic litmus truth test. I am sure with the power of the incumbency you will have more creatively minded brain trust in your Political War Room.

  • Anyasa Umuigbo

    APC wants this, Boko Haram wants that. ISIS wants this, Muslim Brotherhood wants that. Sons and daughters of darkness.

    • Wetin Naija

      Please put Nigeria first before PDP and the little money they are giving. How will you feel if the audio were about APC rigging election, the President. congress, SSS, army and the police will be investigating

      • Ekwekwe

        How will you feel if it was Jonathan that has no evidence of WASC and did not attach same to his INEC nomination form and it later emerged that he joined the senior ranks of Nigeria Army only with a testimonial from his principal, also scored F9 in Maths in the dodgy WASC released in the name of Muhammad (not Muhammadu) Buhari, even when he was required to have had 5 credits (including English and Maths), if he had attached a false affidavit to his nomination and reported to have done so since 1961, if he had violently and unlawfully overthrown a democratically elected government, ran the PTF (Party Time for Fulanis) under Abacha and 25 billion naira went missing, bought billions of naira worth of drugs that had gone out of date, handed all operations of the PTF to his in-law, $2.8 billion (1970’s) of petroleum money went missing with Buhari as federal commissioner, bungled Nigerian economy so that Nigerians queued up to get tins of milk and had an economic policy of trade by barter, banned students’ unionism, banned workers’ right to strike, clamped down on the press for legally doing their work (Decree 4), imprisoned innocent Nigerians definitely (Decree 2), for eg Fela, Ambrose Alli, Ajasin, Ekwueme, Aper Aku etc, killed Nigerians in the manner of Saudi Arabia for doing drugs, openly said he will use all his power to ensure sharia law spread to all parts of Nigeria, said attack on Boko Haram was attach on the North…. How would you have felt it it had been Jonathan?

  • Konkolo

    Our mess stinks to the high heavens in Nigeria. The people are so docile and cowardrly that everyday of the year, month, and week, they are being fed with all kinds of garbage by MORONIC leaders. Haba Nigerians, are we so DAFT and too AFRAID to even speak the truth to our moron and wicked leaders in the way they are managing us???? Why have we all allowed crooks and clueless leaders to keep pushing us and our children around at will? Don’t we have morals and people with guts no more in the LAND? Why are we so afraid to speak out against the ILLS and the way our MORONS/CROOKISH leaders are sinking the SHIP? Why have we all allowed TRIBAL,RELIGIOUS and PADY PADY sentiments to becloud our collective sense of reasoning?? When the ship finally sinks, we all going down whether you are an Ibo, Hausa, Ibibio, Igbirra, Youruba; Muslim or Christian. Either we speak collectively now with one voice AGAINST the way and manner these ROGUES in power are ruling us, else, we will all have ourselves to blame when the country finally BURNS. Not a pessimist, however, enough is enough from our MORALLY/FINANCIALLY Corrupt leaders all over Nigeria….

  • burning spear

    Hou van · · Deel · 65

  • burning spear

    The Appeal Court ruled that the petition lacked merit and the said video of an unknown soldier was rejected as anyone could have acted a movie in like manner. The alleged certificate forgery against Governor Fayose was also thrown out as the Nigerian Islamic party, APC did not prove their case beyond reasonable doubt

    Governor Fayose defeated the APC candidate in all the LGAs in the state

    • burning spear

      How can APC with a VP said to be a Prof of law—————ask that–former Minister of state for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, and Adesinya BE STOPPED from holding any public office over THEIR alleged role in the governorship election in Ekiti state on June 21, 2014- when the Appeal Court ruled that the petition lacked merit and THAT the said video of an unknown soldier was rejected as anyone could have acted a movie in like manner? Yet the JANJAWEEDS IN APC ARE ASKING THAT THE PRESIDENT TAKE LAWS INTO HIS HAND TO SACK THEM–NAWAOOOOOOOOOOOOOH

  • burning spear

    How can APC with a VP said to be a Prof of law—————ask that–former Minister of state for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, and Adesinya BE STOPPED from holding any public office over THEIR alleged role in the governorship election in Ekiti state on June 21, 2014- when the Appeal Court ruled that the petition lacked merit and THAT the said video of an unknown soldier was rejected as anyone could have acted a movie in like manner? Yet the JANJAWEEDS IN APC ARE ASKING THAT THE PRESIDENT TAKE LAWS INTO HIS HAND TO SACK THEM–NAWAOOOOOOOOOOOOOH–WHAT A SHAME

  • The Interrogator

    IS THERE ANY HONEST REASON WHY
    THE APC LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
    DID NOT ASK THIS SIMPLE QUESTION:

    • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

      BUHARI’S SURPRISE VISIT TO CHIBOK

      Via Ayama A Ayama

      The JTF Commanders on ground were reported to have been taken by surprise and shocked at Buhari’s daring request to proceed to Chibok immediately after the rally and refused to provide him security cover until they received a clearance from their superiors in Abuja.

      GMB left for Chibok inspite of their refusal to go along with him and was moved when he came out and saw the thousands of Civilian JTF members who had volunteered to provide security for him,the Borno Governor and their entourage to and from Chibok Town,and off they went.

      The people and parents of Chibok were filled with hope and joy upon sighting Buhari and his entourage,and escorted him into Chibok with singing and dancing.

      Crowd receives Buhari in Maiduguri

      After he addressed the people and parents of the girls, a pastor offered prayers for the safe return of Buhari and his entourage back home and for his victory at the polls.

      The villagers got emotional and some of them started weeping when the General was getting set to depart for Maiduguri later in the night.

      Thousands of Civilian-JTF Volunteered and Provided Security To Chibok

      NigerianWatch- Despite their objections, however, General Buhari insisted on visiting Chibok and left for the town despite their of the refusal of men of the Joint Task Force (JTF) to go along with him. Upon arrival, he was moved when he came out and saw the thousands of Civilian JTF members who had volunteered to provide security for him and the Borno State governor Kashim Shettima.

      In Chibok, the people and parents of the abducted girls also came out to welcome General Buhari and his entourage and escorted him around the town singing and dancing. After he addressed the people and parents of the girls, a pastor offered prayers for the safe return of the entourage back home and for General Buhari’s victory at the polls.
      NIGERIA SAI BUHARI

      • burning spear

        he is part of the janjaweed–all we know is that boko haram fighters escorted him–cause there were bombs in biu the next day

        • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

          WHAT IS JANJAWEED? THEY ARE THE IJAWS. BABY FACTORY PRODUCT AND BASTARRD FLESH-GODDAR JESUS’S SLAVE.

    • Ologbonlolode

      Do you live in Nigeria or Afghanistan? Go ask your Fani-Kayode who now have a copy of the certificate. May we have Jonathan’s Ph.D thesis?

      #JonathanShowYourPhDThesis

      • evi

        You that do not know the difference between oluwole statement of result and certificate wants to see Jonathan’s thesis? You think thesis is nursery school rhymes?

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    These APC terrorists are mere clowns. Dictating to a legitimate Administration who to appoint or not to appoint is not their remit. Senseless Islamists, this is another effort in futility.

    • Funso

      Ọmọ àlè Femi Fanikayode Orafidiya Ile Ife.

  • burning spear

    How can APC with a VP said to be a Prof of law—————ask that–former Minister of state for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, and Adesinya BE STOPPED from holding any public office over THEIR alleged role in the governorship election in Ekiti state on June 21, 2014- when the Appeal Court ruled that the petition lacked merit and THAT the said video of an unknown soldier was rejected as anyone could have acted a movie in like manner? Yet the JANJAWEEDS IN APC ARE ASKING THAT THE PRESIDENT TAKE LAWS INTO HIS HAND TO SACK THEM–NAWAOOOOOOOOOOOOOH–WHAT A SHAME

  • burning spear

    “I joined partisan politics in 2002. By 2003, there were governors, there were senators, but I got the (presidential) ticket. I picked late Chuba Okadigbo. He was a Roman Catholic and an Igbo. And he was brought up politically by Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe. We were rigged out. In 2007, I picked Chief Umeh Ezeoke, he was an Igbo and a Roman Catholic. Again, we were rigged out…

    • burning spear

      U WILL BE REJECTED AGAIN

  • evi

    This apc elements can’t read the handwriting on the wall that nobody cares about a useless tape being circulated by buhari’s family member, is that not a picture of ekiti indigene during the election? Do they look like they were harassed or not allowed to vote? Why was there wild jubilation in ekiti when fayose won? And why did Fayemi declare he was satisfied with the election and congratulated fayose immediately? Apc has lied so much that they have started believing their lies. So it is fayemi that was busy buying 50 million naira bed and furnitures and 23 million naira car while owing ekiti workers arrears of salaries that won?

  • Rose Ankeny

    HOW DO ONE EXPECT GEJ TO FIGHT CORRUPTION WHEN ALL IS ASSOCIATES ARE CRIMINALS ?

    Have we all forgotten GEJ Godfather is convicted disgraced criminal Alameisigha ? Sick PDP supporters be like Jonathan is beta than Obasanjo n Buhari & I ask is that in stealing ?

    No wonder drug baron Kashamu, convicted Bode George, are some if his best friends. Nigeria Jonathan Ebele is no transformer he is a TIF. Buhari till Jonathan Ebele believe that stealing public fund / government money is corruption.

    • evi

      Rantings of a drug addict.Tinubu is the president of all criminals, a drug addict like yourself and also a drug baron, and the leader and godfather of your blood sucking terrorist and boko haram president,buhari. Buhari that is hiding all the loot he stole abroad and pretending he’s poor. Where are the 53 suitcases containing hard currencies belonging to buhari that was intercepted at the airport when he was head of state? Where is the 25 billion he stole when he was PTF chairman ? Concentrate on the criminals you have in apc before you start looking for criminals elsewhere

      • Rose Ankeny

        Did I ask you to vote for Tinubu or has your brain been switched off ? Every other corrupt cases you have on Buhari tell the dunce of Otueke to jail Buhari for it. That clown is the president. I wonder why he did not include it in the documentary on AIT. Pls keep ranting till you get a brain OK

        • evi

          Which of Jonathan’s associate is vying for presidency? Or did anybody ask you to vote for any of his associates? You are brainless to start with so you are a lost cause. For your info, buhari’s atrocities are already before the ICC and he will go to jail,his tyrannical rule as head of state when he clamped down on press freedom and freedom of expression, jailed and killed people without trial, his inciting his supporters to kill youth corpers who refused to allow children and illegals from Chad and niger to vote, his utterances supporting boko haram and sharia are all on record, and he will go to jail, that if the prostate cancer ravaging his body does not kill him first. I know this info is too much for you to assimilate but try and keep up

    • burning spear

      How many governors did obj send to jail–out of the 31 that Ribadu said were thieves———-Only Alams went to jail–because he was ijaw—and from the south south like—david west——period————where are the remaining governors from the ccore north who went to prison——not one since we gain freedom from the brtish in 1960-yet some animals wan o use alams as a yardstick stick to measure the level of corruption in Nigeria–when obj was in power TI SAID nIGERIA WAS D SECOND MOST CORRUPT NATION IN THE WORLD——–under Jonathan it came down to 27

  • favourtalk

    In a sane society, those guy needs be to be in jail, we can’t just continue to allow wickedness to thrive in our society, we need our nation back to a state of sanity. We need change right now

    • burning spear

      the COURT SAID ANYBODY CAN ACT WHAT THE ARMY CAPTAIN RECORDED—–

      • August January

        Which court?

  • burning spear

    PTF trustee, Group Captain Usman Jibrin, remarked that “Buhari brought in the late Ahmad Salihijo (his in-law) without informing us. We just saw these boys in the meeting. We asked him, who are these boys? He said that they were just helping him take notes. We didn’t know that he engaged them as consultants without our knowledge and consent because we are all members. I told him that it was wrong. As trustees, if something went wrong, we were the people that would be prosecuted, not any other person. I asked them to change the procedure and they were not ready to change it. I said ok, bye bye.”

    The PTF saga continues… “Salihijo – who was curiously reported dead the day a committee was set up to probe PTF – was the owner of Afri-Projects Consortium (APC) that was indicted for overcharging the PTF for up to about N25 billion by the Interim Management Committee set up to investigate PTF in 1999 and for also importing substandard/soon-to-be-expired drugs at overinflated prices”.

    Another witness, Ebenezer Babatope, bore testimony to his biased and discriminatory application of tyranny, “Three days after he assumed power, an invasion of Papa Obafemi Awolowo’s house at Apapa, Lagos was ordered by the Buhari-led military regime and the space that Papa Awolowo used in his house for Christian worship was desecrated by the invading soldiers sent by Buhari and his men. Though Papa Awolowo was not detained, it is, however, true that Gen. Buhari’s regime stationed soldiers at Ikenne, the hometown of the late sage, throughout his rule. It was to intimidate the old man.”

    • burning spear

      A very petty and petulant personality he would sooner employ the coercive instruments of state in the service of settling personal scores. Upon assumption of power as military head of state, Buhari caused the duo of Haroun Adamu and Babatope to be imprisoned for no offence other than writing critical columns on him as a politically ambitious Army officer.

      I anticipate and accept as germane the critical observation that this column has uniquely focussed on Buhari to the exclusion of his rival contender for the high office of the presidency of Nigeria. As I have often reiterated on this page I am deliberately partisan-to give balance to the hypocritical near one sided narrative in the media today.

      More importantly, majority of the Nigerian electorate were born after Buhari had left office as maximum ruler and may therefore be unfamiliar with his record in office, including his stint at the PTF-except as filtered by the overwhelmingly dominant propaganda machinery of his political platform and associates. If the tone of my presentation has been harsh it is in response to his insufferably arrogant posturing and habitual ridiculing of the incumbent president-his interlocutors are no less guilty.

      Above all, I hold him responsible, more than any Nigerian politician, for the bitter and bellicose accentuation of the religious and ethno-regional cleavages that increasingly threaten the survival of Nigeria as a united political entity. And by the way-in how many sane societies do you witness the tyrannical eccentricities of jailing people for 300, 500, 650 years?

    • Isi Agwo

      Why should we complain about how Bokohari ran PTF as a family business, after all PTF stands for Party Time for Fulanis.

    • Mr. Abdin

      Where is diezani’s boy friend with the missing $4b and your clueless GEJ?

  • Lawrence Aje

    He should have used this occasion to appeal to people to go out and collect those PVC cards, and also announced the next stage of this campaign which is the drive to get people out to vote. Buhari should let Nigerians own this campaign henceforth. If people think they own it their sense of belonging is high, then the spirit, the zeal, the enthusiasm is high. It is up to the strategists of APC and Buhari Campaign organization to ensure that the morale and tempo keep on surge. The current surge toward the party and it’s presidential candidate was as a result mistakes PDP campaign are making. Since the PDP is now strategizing to shift from negative campaign to issue based campaign this may change the momentum currently in place for APC if the party does relaxes

  • richkid

    I wonder why buhari and his acolites likes to incite securit threats to the society. The olnly party that is centralised is PDP apart from this party I don’t think NIGERIA will stand. GEJ all the way