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APC carpets Jonathan over Obanikoro's nomination

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The Lagos Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as

laughable the inclusion of Senator Musiliu Obanikoro in the ministerial

nominees' list sent to the National Assembly for consideration by

President Goodluck Jonathan.
In a statement by the party's Publicity Secretary, Mr Joe Igbokwe, the APC

wondered what value the President is expecting from a minister who

recently resigned from the Federal Executive Council (FEC) to add to the

nation.
The party said the PDP government cannot take Nigeria and Nigerians to

loftier heights with the recycling of people of questionable character.

The statement reads: “Is Musiliu Obanikoro the only Lagosians qualified to

serve in the Federal Executive Council? As a Minister, Obanikoro recently

left the Jonathan cabinet to pursue a failed governorship ambition.

“Why is it that the President has turned the FEC to a games' room and not

for serious-minded personalities? Is the nomination Jonathan's way of

placating the former minister who lost the PDP governorship ticket in

primary that returned more ballot than the number of accredited delegates?

“How does one explain the nomination of a character, who as a serving

minister has been linked to the audio tape recording of a meeting where

plots were perfected to rig the June 21, 2014 gubernatorial poll in Ekiti

State?
“Should a President, who has respect for the rule of law, nominate such a

character to serve as minister again or recommend him to the appropriate

security agency for investigation and prosecution?
“We, in the APC are of the view that the nomination is President

Jonathan's endorsement for lawlessness and abuse.
“Obanikoro's screening by the National Assembly will be closed monitored

and the APC believes it will not be a 'bow and go' affair for Obanikoro at

the Upper Legislative Chamber.”
The APC insists that the Federal Government must set up a panel to probe

the role played by Obanikoro and the Minister of Police Affairs,

Abduljelili Adesiyan in the infamous audio tape.
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