Former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has on Monday, denied the media report making rounds, that he had decamped to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Recall, that the Nation Newspaper had on Sunday, reported that Obanikoro had concluded plans to dump the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and pitch his political tent with the APC.
Describing reactions to his alleged exit from the PDP as premature, he wondered why some of those reacting did not make any efforts to clarify with him, before running to town to react to the news.
Asked why he was not reacting to news reports claiming his exit from the PDP, he said: “Why should I react to speculations? At no point did I confirm to anyone that I was decamping, or have decamped from PDP.”

However, a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, had said that he is saddened by Obanikoro’s decision to join the APC.
In a statement, Fani-Kayode said: “My Brother, Musiliu Obanikoro’s decision to join the APC, irks and saddens me. I say this, because I have always loved him and I care. You cannot fight evil by joining it.
“You cannot bring light, by entering the darkness. You cannot find joy, by partaking in the bread of sorrows. You and I are royalty.
“We are princes and kings, and children of the living God. We were taught and brought up to fight to the end, and never to bow to the enemy.”
Obanikoro is currently under investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for allegedly receiving about N4.7 billion, from the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA.
He was said to have entered into a plea bargain with the Commission, and has made some refunds.

Meanwhile, Political Critics are already suggesting that his alleged decision to join the APC, is not unconnected with his corruption case, and a bid to avoid prosecution.


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