Senator Musiliu Obanikoro who unleashes terror on ”Osun 2014” decamps to APC.

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Political prostitution and lack of principle has nothing to do with Nigerian politicians. They care not if they begin to eat vomits, even in the presence of their enemies.
Just as the former Vice-President under Olusegun Obasanjo two terms, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar defects from APC to probably to PDP in the next few days same way the former Minister of State on Defence under Goodluck Jonathan administration, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, formally decamped from PDP to APC on Saturday.
Obanikoro who was once in the progressives camp under the Action Congress crossed to PDP to contest against Raji Fashola (SAN) in the Lagos State governorship elections. Having lost in the elections, he was made an Ambassador under PDP led administration of Goodluck Jonathan and later Minister of State on Defence. He it was who rolled DSS out to invade the State of Osun gubernatorial elections against the re-election of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola. The DSS were seen with masks shooting into the air sporadically a day to the election to scare eligible voters away. But he failed woefully. Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola won the elections convincingly.

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The Chairman of Lagos Island East Local Council Development Area, Mr Kamal Bashua, on Sunday described the defection of Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro to the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a welcome development.
He was received by party faithfuls, including APC state chairman, Chief Henry Ajomale and other APC chieftains.
Bashua told party supporters in Lagos that Obanikoro’s defection to APC was one of the best things to have happened to the party, especially in his Lagos Island constituency.
He described Obanikoro as a great mobiliser, an experienced and accomplished politician, saying his defection would strengthen the party at all levels.
He said the people of Lagos Island, where Obanikoro once served as council chairman, were elated to receive the politician back to their fold.
“”We are happy to receive this great politician back to the APC.
“”We are particularly happy in Lagos Island, his base, that he is joining forces with the APC to further render service to the people.
““He is no doubt a popular and an accomplished politician. His coming is a great plus as it would make the party stronger,” he said.
Bashua added the defection meant that the PDP was dead in the state as the politician wielded enormous power in his former party.
The council boss said Obanikoro was a big gain for the APC at a time former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar left the party.
He said the impact of Atiku’s leaving would not be felt in the party.
““Politics is a game of number. Have you seen anyone going with him? So,what impact are we talking about,’’ he said.
Bashua said the APC was the only party with the programmes to address the needs of the people.

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In his speech, ‘The Exigency of Time and the Dynamism of Politics’, the former PDP chieftain said defecting to the APC was a homecoming for him.
“To me and to all my associates, it is a return to our natural habitat. This (APC) is my home. My political voyage started from this association and I am proud to have learnt under our great leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. The late Chief Obafemi Awolowo is the greatest politician of all time and I make bold to say the greatest politician of our time is Tinubu.
“At this stage of my life, it is important for me to return to my original base and be part of the giant strides being achieved in Lagos State which would not have been possible without the sagacity of the architect of our modern democracy – my indefatigable boss, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu,” Obanikoro said.
Speaking on why he joined the APC, he said, “I am already fulfilled. I have traversed the length and breadth of this country and I believe that Lagos stands tall among other states in Nigeria. Today, we are the fifth largest economy in Africa and Governor (Akinwunmi) Ambode is working assiduously to make Lagos the third largest economy and transit from a megacity to a smart city.
“I want to be part of this project. I’ve re-dedicated myself to the progress and prosperity of Lagos.” © November 26, 2017

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