- Musiliu Obanikoro, a former minister of state for defence under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan made the announcement on Tuesday, June 20
- Obanikoro's final decision comes days after he met with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and explained that he actually strayed
A former minister of state for defence and top member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has allegedly finally joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Several reports say Obanikoro made the announcement at a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday, June 20, days after meeting with the national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
The former minister and ex-senator was received by Lukman Ajose, former chieftain if the PDP who recently joined the APC.
However, Obanikoro reacted hours after the news saying he was still in the PDP and would make a future political decision public when it is time.
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, recently played host to former governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, Musiliu Obanikoro.
Obanikoro, a former staunch member of the PDP and ex-minister of State for Defence in the Goodluck Jonathan administration, was a critic of the APC and Tinubu since 2006.
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His visit with Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, Speaker Mudashiru Obasa of the Lagos state House of Assembly and former Deputy Governor Femi Pedro to Tinubu in the latter’s Ikoyi home had spurred speculations that he had joined the APC.
Musiliu Obanikoro had revealed why he fell apart from Tinubu years ago by moving over to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Obanikoro, who served as minister under former President Goodluck Jonathan, said he fell apart from Tinubu because he could not balance personal relationships with political disagreements.
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