Buhari was stoned in Lagos, Obanikoro insists

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

‎Musiliu Obanikoro, the immediate past Minister of State for Defence, on Saturday insisted that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress [APC], Muhammadu Buhari, was stoned in Lagos on Friday on his way to his party’s presidential rally at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.

Mr. Obanikoro had posted a comment on twitter on Friday condemning the purported stoning of Mr. Buhari, suggesting that the APC candidate was so attacked.

But the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Lai Mohammed, promptly issued a statement, saying Mr. Buhari was never attacked and that Mr. Obanikoro was playing political games.

“Not once was he (Mr. Buhari) pelted with stone during the almost two-hour ride,” Mr. Mohammed said. “It is obvious that those who were paid by Mr. Obanikoro to stone the General failed to deliver. We therefore urge him to seek a refund of whatever money he paid to his hired hands to pelt Gen. Buhari with stones.

“Gen. Buhari and other top leaders of the APC rode in an open bus from the Palace of the Oba of Lagos to the Teslim Balogun Stadium venue of the rally, to great cheers from Lagosians who lined the route.

“Obanikoro’s statement on an imaginary attack on Gen. Buhari in Lagos must be his own way of saying ‘thank you’ to his masters for nominating him as minister on Friday, as his reward for ceding the governorship ticket he claimed to have won to Jimi Agbaje.”

But in a statement on Saturday, Mr. Obanikoro chided the APC spokesperson for denying the purported attack on Mr. Buhari.

“It is pointless and futile, but also does not give the APC any advantage,” the former minister said via a statement by Ohimai Amaize, his Special Adviser on Media Strategy. “When things go wrong, we must acknowledge and condemn it in order to forestall any future occurrences.”

“Senator Obanikoro, based on eyewitness accounts is aware of the stoning incident at Idumagbo area of Isale-Eko, Lagos State, and the fact that a woman was injured in the ensuing fracas after General Buhari’s security detail had to shoot into the air to dispel the irate mob,” the statement added.

The APC is yet to respond to Mr. Obanikoro’s new statement on the matter.


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  • Spoken word

    Looks like obanikoro wants to get stoned

    • Tunji Olarewaju

      No, Koro is ‘stoned’!

      • Spoken word

        He is joining his oga by smoking cheap weed and ogogoro

        • Wähala

          No! He’s joining FFK to fry his brain… omo-gbana ni !!

          • Spoken word

            They are all fools trying to get their stomach infrastructure

  • Funso

    Okay fine, Mr. Obanikoro, a ti gbo-meaning we have heard. You organized the stoning of Buhari in Lagos. That is fine. The police should note that. And your Ijaw terrorist groups -boyloaf, Tompolo and Dokubo-asari – who have been threatening that they will go to war when Goodluck Jonathan loses should also note that you helped carry out the PDP agenda of stoning Buhari in he “South”(eh sic I like that!!!) in retaliation for the stoning of Goodluck Jonathan in the “North” (sic I like that too!!!). The Kofi Anan Peace Accord signed in Abuja should also note that Obanikoro, a former PDP minister of defense, a failed PDP aspirant to the Lagos state Government House, a Goodluck Jonathan ministerial nominee said he witnessed the stoning of Buhari in Lagos because he organized. It should be difficult to see what Obanikoro is saying. Let us note that and move on.

    • Funso

      I meant “It should not be difficult to see what Obanikoro is saying. Let us note that and move on”.

  • bidemi

    Koro should have allowed APC 2 complain of being stoned b4 condemning d act. It is obvious that all d stoning are sponsored by PDP

    • Gbofia Lunar

      Very correct

  • Wetin Naija

    It is a big disgrace for Obanikoro to be lying to Nigerians. Hahahaha

  • Dunamis

    Lol, jes stoned? He shouldn’t be. Allowed into lag sef. GEJ till 2019

  • August January

    This Koro of a guy, how come he’s the only ‘journalist’ reporting the purported stoning of Buhari on behalf of PDP’s NTA, AIT and co? When Jonathan was stoned, which I condemned anyway, because he’s still the president of Nigeria till 29 May, Nigerians read about it in many newspapers. Bloody liar!

  • olumiluwa sola

    Koro liar all the way.

  • patricia machael jeremiah

    This is how to say thank you sir for the reappointment as a minister.shame on you all in PDP.

  • Nuga A

    This guy is so frustrated that he has to do anything to justify his appointment into the ministerial position.You are the only one that saw it and you are the only one that is talking about it,it means something is really wrong with you,you planned it and your boys failed or are sensible enough not to do your job and you are so disappointed all you need is to start lying and spreading falsehood.You should be so ashamed of yourself for such statement.Your political career is already goon.

  • moses tunde

    We LAGOS want Buhari as president of Nigeria cone feb,2015 he should never for been pelted. God forbid on earth for mai gaskiya to be stoned.

  • Omo Akin

    What exactly is Obanikoro’s point and what is the fuss all about? If Obanikoro wants to prove that Buhari was stoned and is a sign of his being unpopular in Lagos, then Jonathan who had more than a battalion of soldiers and a State command of police guarding him was stoned in many places, so Jonathan is more unpopular. If Obanikoro is really concerned that Buhari was stoned and the man/his party said that he was not stoned, Obanikoro should have said that is fine and move on. Was Obanikoro in the crowd that stoned Buhari or was it reported to him? No wonder the country is going down south (as the Americans will say) when people like Obanikoro was and is going to a minister of Nigerian Government.

  • nurudeen kunle joseph

    Obaniliar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Tunsj

      You got that right my brother. You know who doesn’t have any integrity? People like Obanikoko.

  • Obande Abdulwaheed

    Koro your papa must be pelted in LAGOS not the great General.

  • Olalere Yusuf

    Why argue with Obanikoro. He was either hallucinating or dreaming. So the experience was personal to him. We should rather pity the man. The hangover of his loss at the PDP makes him see multiple things which cannot be seen by others. We should thank GEJ for giving him ministerial sedative to rehabilitate him between now and 28th of May, 2015, when he will exit the presidency

  • victor amadi

    he was stoned i was the reporter of obanikonewsmagazine if buhari was stoned so what? are you a reporter? let the normal media say it now.

  • Ola Onanugaola

    Obanikoro is suffering from election meltdown, sorry campaign meltdown.

    He can believe seeing such a huge crown (defying the rain) at the APC rally.

    He should plan another PDP presidential rally!!!! lol lol

    Naija dey make me laugh ooooo

  • UNAFFECTED

    Stoned. A state of mind which occurs after smoking enough marijuana to the point where the user stares blankly into whatever catches his/her attention. Was Buhari in that state? May be Obanikoro is talking about a different thing entirely.

    • Gbofia Lunar

      Lwkmd…. Kai, below the belt yabis

      • beeeemko

        Oma sheeeeeeey oooo!!!!

    • River Jordan

      Some people when they have fixed their minds on certain expectations, it turns into fantasy and beclouds their minds to the point that they begin to see strange hallucinations, mere apparitions and tantalising mirages so to say.

  • Mr Tuns

    What has stoning have to do with an election. Elections are won with numbers of people who vote, not stones. Let us watch where these all leads us. One Nigeria.

  • Sanusi

    Bode George know Koro very well.He did not want a mentally and socially destabilized person who have no regard for his elder to be a PDP Governor in Lagos.Let thank Bode for a good PDP primary manipulation where 1500 plus 1500 becomes 3086 voting.Magician party.

  • KAZEEM

    O soju mi koro…. Dats y he’s d only one sat saw it and no journalist? At least aregbesola rode on top of boys to d venue. Maybe those koro gave money told him d job was done and he quikly rush to d press as an eye witness.hmmmm. This is how GEJ wants to run our country with liars . Koro, tell your masters to pack their load and get ready to move. PDP comot for road oh …. APC na bulldozer……..

  • arinze uba

    The stoning shows rejection and this is just the bigning, that shows buhari can not rule nigeria. We should support our dynamic president who has good plan for nigeria,vote GEJ for countinity.

    • Solid Truth

      Inyamurai aka Igbos….You’re the problem of Nigeria. That 1966 Shit, You guys started it all and that’s why Nigeria is rewarding you with confusion and lack of success to rule this nation.

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        …..And God is rewarding you and your northern genocidists with mass illiteracy,backwardness,diseases,poverty,Islamic terrorism and general self destruction !!!

        • showyourself

          Reno Omokri why not reveal your true self, instead hiding behind fake name and insulting Northerners.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            I am not Reno,in fact I do not know him .
            I find it silly and bigoted of you not to have recognised that he first insulted Ndigbo , I gave it back to him,that was the right thing to do !!

      • Otile

        Enjoy your beheading, rape, amputation, armed robbery, girl kidnapping and terrorism while Igbo enjoy prosperity. Aboki say Amen.

        • esibo

          Touché

  • taiwo

    Lagosians will do more than stoning him on both the 14th and the 28th of feb,they will be served with outright rejection

    • Grace Georgewill

      It is unfortunate that our youths have failed to understand what it means to have a sustainable democracy. No matter what the politicians promise you the truth is there would be the rich there would also be the poor. And the only freedom democracy has given the poor which the rich also has is the right to choose its leader. I can tell you the poor would loose that power too, if you and I don’t strengthen the opposition (APC). If we miss it now, this is the likely picture. Nigeria would be under PDP (one party) for the next 20 years because you would have whittled down the power of any opposition party and the only party would be PDP and as such the poor has no choice, the masses have no choice. Whatever PDP gives us we would take. And remember PDP did not promise you they would give you a south president after 4years in fact from the zoning plans in PDP it would still go to the north. US, Uk has two strong parties, South Africa is doing well why can’t we do it in Nigeria. 4years can help us strengthen our democracy in Nigeria such that we the masses can have a choice to choose our leaders and there would be competitions among the parties to please us, so they can be voted in again. Please don’t be blinded by ethnicity and religion vote to sustain our democracy. If we miss it now, No young person would deny himself govt patronage to be nurturing a strong opposition. Be wise or we would regret it. It is not about Jonathan or Buhari it is about giving the masses the choice and the power to choose their leaders God help us.
      If you are a management student you would know that strategic planning is usually for a period of ten years to achieve your plans, this is outside your quick wins. PDP has been in power for 16 years which of their major plans have been completed. After 16 years PDP is still talking about restructuring yet Nigerians can’t change to see if another party has something to offer. be wise.central African republic is in chaos, Zimbabwe is in comatose because of this one party system people like you are unknowingly imposing on yourselves. Our problem is we are individual using politics. Pdp is PDP and not Jonathan and they have been there for 16 years. The progress is very very slow because they share the money among themselves first before they think of infractures or building the nation. So think wisely my fellow nigerian.

  • Maria

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! I laugh because I was there live! I dont know how deep PDP will sink into absurdity and deceits….Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Koro… I want to say that you are a f00l! I have no regret saying it.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      You were not there,the convoy was stoned by Lagosians angry at the ex-tyrant’s antics during his reign of terror !!

      • Grace Georgewill

        It is unfortunate that our youths have failed to understand what it means to have a sustainable democracy. No matter what the politicians promise you the truth is there would be the rich there would also be the poor. And the only freedom democracy has given the poor which the rich also has is the right to choose its leader. I can tell you the poor would loose that power too, if you and I don’t strengthen the opposition (APC). If we miss it now, this is the likely picture. Nigeria would be under PDP (one party) for the next 20 years because you would have whittled down the power of any opposition party and the only party would be PDP and as such the poor has no choice, young people have no choice. Whatever PDP gives us we would take. And remember PDP did not promise you they would give you a south president after 4years in fact from the zoning plans in PDP it would still go to the north. US, Uk has two strong parties in Africa South Africa is doing well why can’t we do it in Nigeria. 4years can help us strengthen our democracy in Nigeria such that we can have a choice to choose our leaders and there would be competitions among the parties to please the masses so they can be voted in again. Please don’t be blinded by ethnicity and religion vote to sustain our democracy. If we miss it. No young person would deny himself govt patronage to be nurturing a strong opposition. Be wise or we would regret it. It is not about Jonathan or Buhari it is about giving the poor masses the choice and the power to choose their leaders God help us.
        If you are a management student you would know that strategic planning is usually for a period of ten years to achieve your plans this is outside your quick wins. PDP has been in power for 16 years which of their major plans have been completed. After 16 years PDP is still talking about restructuring yet Nigerians can’t change to see if another party has something to offer. be wise.central African republic is in chaos, Zimbabwe is in comatose because of this one party system people like you are unknowingly imposing on yourselves.

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          Yes we deserve a vibrant functioning democracy and a worthy opposition, However the likes of Buhari,Atiku,Tinubu etc represent the worst of the worst.You cannot rail-road Nigeria back to the stone-age whereby an almost senile ex-military tyrant who derailed democracy through the force of arms would be repackaged and sold as a democrat all in the name of “change” .

          Change means changing for the better not changing to oblivion !

          • Grace Georgewill

            You are missing the point my fellow nigerian. It is the same politicians that would give us the opportunity to get this power, the masses deserve it is not you and I. They know the game. Politics starts from 2019 when we have two strong parties and the masses can now choose who and what they want. If we miss it now. We would never have the opportunity. They are all the same we need them to give us the power to choose our leaders. It’s not about Jonathan or buhari it’s about the masses. To strengthen a system that gives power to the masses. Please choose wisely they are all the same. All we need is that power.

          • saidmamin

            Thanks, lol.

          • saidmamin

            As usual Tawanda you missed the point. The people should be capable of exercising their inalienable right to change any govt, good or bad after 4 years. PDP is no exception. If Buhari turns out to be bad we should be there waiting in 2019 with our votes. That is what democracy is all about.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            There is no logic in changing into a definite mess just because the extremists and Jihadists want change . You are not reasonable !!

          • saidmamin

            It requires all the obstinacy of a donkey to choose to remain with a decaying system for 16 years without looking for change. That is certainly not a human characteristic. We will rather take the risk for a change than remain in an obvious doomsday traffic.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            If you intend to do suicide,then go it alone but it must not be imposed on other Nigerians .The last time I checked,self preservation remains a major human characteristic.Buhari is a failed coup plotter,his days of tyranny are over and done with !!

      • LIAR

        ONIRO OSHI. Were u one of those that so called stoned the convoy? I was there and we dare you morons t bcuz we would have kicked your ass big time.

      • KG

        Attention seeker. Have you heard the breaking news via BBC and CNN, GEJ has decamped to APC and is presently in a meeting with Tinubu and GMB

    • Otile

      You were not there.

      Maria sometimes try to speak the truth, the truth will set you free.

      • Frank Bassey

        The man you refer to as Maria has one eye…so how could he have seen? The iddiiots who send their children to school abroad now tell us that the best person to govern Nigeria is he from an educationally disadvantaged state with no education and/or proof of education. This absurdity is found only in Nigeria.

  • Koro

    What do you expect from Koro. If only you know what Koro means in my tribe, you wont even take this serious. I wonder how Koro will rule, lead or govern people or humans. In my tribe “Koro” means….hahahaha, I laugh, Koro 2015 why not Biri or Akuya.

    • Feroma

      Koro means Donkey in Kanuri language. Don’t be bothered by donkey’s sayings, they are known to be notorious for uttering shit all day.

  • Don

    It’s not about who was stoned. The “stoners” should change their attitude. google naijasportscrib for sports. i just did.

  • Festuso

    The Security Forces, if they know their onions, should arrest Obanikoro now. If he is so sure that Buhari was stoned, then he must know something about the stoning. Where was he when the so-called stoning was taking place for him to be so sure it took place. The goons he sent on the errand obviously could not deliver and came back to tell him stories of having accomplished what he sent them to do. To think that someone of this calibre is about to be made Minister yet again….Nigeria is doomed!

    • August January

      You’re right o! Only God can save us now.I continue to see why Jonathan never got it right and will never get it right! Was this Koro, the manufacturer of lies, not a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria before he resigned to contest for PDP’s governorship candidacy in Lag, and now announced as minister again? When it is this kind of persons that are ruling Nigeria with Jonathan, how would he not fail Nigerians? It’s really a pity!

  • August January

    I continue to see why Jonathan never got it right and will never get it right! Was this Koro, the manufacturer of lies, not a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria before he resigned to contest for PDP’s governorship candidacy in Lag, and now announced as minister again? When it is this kind of persons that are ruling Nigeria with Jonathan, how would he not fail Nigerians? It’s really a pity!

  • Onike24

    Ko si Koro ko si Iro! Bloody liars!

    • Wähala

      Obviously, Koro no dey see korokoro again!

  • SAM .A

    His thugs had to convince him they have done his dirty job , so as to get more money. In Koro’s mind , and his dream , it is done. Most likely he has started copying FFK in the sniffing biz. Hallucination and delusion is their trademark .

  • babatope

    Lol…. oshisko

  • hummm

    Koro, keep making shit up as you go along. You are really working for that ministarial appointment you just got.

  • SAM .A

    Any of Koro’s thug taking stone against any APC member in that entourage would have found himself at the bottom of the Lagoon.

  • hummm

    So, Koro is now saying the presidential campaign is about “stonning competiton” not about table issues. Wow, how refreshing, mr brilliant.

  • tundemash

    So none of the news outlet NTA, AIT, ThisDay, Punch, SaharaReporters, PremiumTimes saw this stoning except the lying Koro ?
    The cl0wn has been defrauded by those he paid to do the stoning !

  • anneedu

    Like seriously

  • True Nigerian

    Koro, thank you for your report. Next?
    Even if you stone Buhari from now till tomorrow, we will still give him the mandate to go and recover our missing $20b, release our concealed forensic audit report and restore some sanity to the madness that is going on under Jonathan in the name of governance.

    Sai Buhari! The People’s General!

  • Ify

    THE BEST NIGERIAN PRESIDENT EVER!

    President Jonathan, the best President Nigeria has ever had and will ever have. Nigerians are blessed to have such a well educated scholar, teacher, politician and scientist as president. For too long Nigeria has been governed by a region of this country which prides itself in the appellation, ‘Educationally disadvantaged’. Yes! The North that is acclaimed to be educationally disadvantaged has governed Nigeria for 39yrs of 54yrs. No wonder, Nigeria is what it is….and to add salt to injury, the North with its ally, presents an equally educationally deficient candidate for Presidential election. If education doesn’t matter, why do we go to schools?

    But in a common show of shame and senseless mischief, those who send their Children to some of the best schools in Europe and America, now turn around to tell Nigerians that a Primary school certificate holder is the best over 200m Nigerians can hope for to bring that change. It is an irony and it would have been funny if it were nit sad. How wicked politicians can be! …jobless and wanting to grab power at all costs, they become magicians overnight, selling the unsellable.

  • Wähala

    BREAKING NEWS O! BREAKING NEWS!! BREAKING NEWS MY PEOPLE…
    Nobody showed up at the Kaduna rally of the PDP…I watch’m for AIT and Dumbo looked like a dock in the rain, dejected. I think even he has read the handwriting on the wall. O ma se o. Wallahi, Ma’sha Allah… he will start constructing a land path to Otuoke because come FeBuhari 14, there won’t Presidential helicopter to ferry him over the swampy enclaves he abandoned for 6yrs. Na wenn im reach home ihm eyes go clear say electricity no dey, na generator dem dey use for yonder… Chai, failure na bad tin o… Tufiaaaaa kwa!

  • Yusuf

    why should it please a minister of Federal republic of Nigeria if a former head of state and a presidential aspirate is stoned. This is the kind of rogues we have as members of federal executive council

  • shashi

    Kori,Ooro re koro(your talk is bitter).I pity not you but Dunno,he always think he has good people around him not knowing its the opposite.Kaduna is a big lesson to him,Dunno can only get 10% and 8.5% votes in kaduna and kano respectively and out he goes to Otuoke in Otuoke local govt of Otuoke state.Hahahahaga u ain’t seen anything yet,wait and see wonders between now and 12 days,by then u yourself will write ur administration off.DISGRACE,DECAMPING AND DEATH OF PDP.

  • mk

    Obanikoro ur first-time report as a minister is the so called stoning of your political rivals…look at a Nigerian minister openly objecting his work and going after a propaganda…what a shame and hopeless minister you are…please report sometin good to talk about..idiots

  • ucheJ

    For Buhari to be stoned in Lagos Obanikoro insist seriously there is a big problem for him, it shows he is not accepted by the people, well we all know he is not even qualified to be the president of our dear nation he should better go and rest because he is too old to be young.GEJ is and will still be the president.

    • tundemash

      olodo … are u too d@ft to query how come your usual govt news sources; AIT, NTA, ThisDay, Tribune & FRCN didn’t see same stoning incidence ?

      All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach cr. Adolf Hitler.
      I doubt if u can comprehend that though !

    • August January

      So, you’ve bought into Koro’s lies – the stoning not witnessed by any other journalist or media outfit, including PDP-owned stations like NTA, except the professional liar called Koro! I pity you for being so daft! You should go and have your brain checked, because even a nursery school pupil would know that something is fundamentally wrong with Koro’s claim/report.

      • paul eneke

        Thank you,they are so gullible and cheap minded.

  • Edward Osadebay

    So Obanikoro organised people to throw stones at Buhari. What has this country turned into under Jonathan? Such a highly placed or is it misplaced person can come out to declare to the entire world that an opposition presidential candidate was stoned. What has Nigeria turned into? Well the DSS should normally invite Obanikoro to share more light on this revelation.

    • Osaze Usman

      Which DSS? defenders of those that steer d affair of the state? Imagine if Amaechi said dat Niger Delta will go war if Jonathan win. U will know dat we have DSS but if Asari and other pro pdp made such statement, u will never know if there is anything like DSS.

  • Arabakpura

    Now stoning has become a campaign issue; ok, PDP 7, APC 1. Where is the next stone throwing going to take place?

  • Ama

    The man they call Buhari has nothing to offer. Google about Buhari you’ll see if he is corrupt or not. The problem with many Nigerians is the disease of short memory. We are in digital era and some ppl prefer analog , name waa for nija. Every in Nigeria is corrupt including you. Ppl should know the full meaning of corruption in order to understand who is corrupt.

    • Oyebas

      @ Ama what is fact that saw in google to testify that Buhari has nothing to offer? u should talk with fact

  • Abiola

    Koro is insisting that he organized the stoning and people are not appreciating his confession. The man is at least honest of his deeds.

  • obsy

    I have never heard of a situation where someone is drinking paracetamol for another man’s headache. Buhari says he wasn’t stoned Koro says he was stoned. So why doesn’t Koro go and report to the police that Buhari was stoned. Turning logic on its head if you will. Elections are not won by who was stoned or not. Elections are won by antecedents at the helm of affairs especially the recent past. Let’s stop all this petty ranklings. They stoned…They didn’t stone…what nonsense. Won’t you let Buhari say he was stoned? Pdp will say Goodluck was stoned. The same Pdp will also complain that Buhari was stoned. Haba naaaaau!

  • Tope

    Lagosians are more sophisticated and enlightened than Koro is trying to portray them!

  • Flaming

    It is very unfortunate how people have become so careless with themselves due to intoxication from the warmth of ‘corridor of power’. does anyone need any soothsayer to tell him that Koro organized some stone throwing hoodlums against Buhari? he had expected the worst, and headed fast out to tweet on the result of his evil-deed; only now to get the unexpected result. perhaps the stone throwers repented, or got wiser this time around, or may have been advised by the numerous backslidden so-called “Federal-Task-Force” on Koro’s work-no-pay regime.