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Ekitigate can’t stop Koro, gets Senate’s nod



In spite of oppositions to his nomination, especially because of his alleged role in the Ekiti State governorship election, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro was Wednesday confirmed as a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by the Senate.

His screening was last week called off due to complaints from mainly opposition members of the Senate.

Still amid a row from some members, the Senators followed the tradition of the Senate where a former Senator would be asked to take a bow and leave without being asked questions.

The main protests came from senators from his home state, Lagos, and other opposition APC senators, who had vowed to stop the clearance over the Ekiti scandal.

As a former senator himself, the Senate allowed Mr. Obanikoro to “take a bow and go”, without answering questions, a privilege reserved for former federal lawmakers.

APC lawmakers responded by walking out of the session in protest.

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  1. Don Lucassi

    March 12, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Is this any surprise to anyone? After Bode George, Femi Fani Kayode, Stella Oduah and many many more…people under probes and yet are given political positions. How do we stop these?

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