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APC senators walk out as Obanikoro is confirmed as minister; Obanikoro responds

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APC senators walk out as Obanikoro is confirmed as minister; Obanikoro responds

The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday confirmed Musiliu Obanikoro as a minister in the federal cabinet. This comes after two deferments of his confirmation over opposition by senators from the opposition All Progressives Congress who did not want Obanikoro confirmed due to his alleged role in the #EkitiGate scandal.

All the senators from Lagos and the APC opposed the confirmation of Obanikoro.

However Obanikoro was asked to “take a bow and go”, without answering questions, due to the fact that he is a former senator.

His confirmation led to all APC lawmakers staging a walkout in protest.

Meanwhile Obanikoro has responded to his confirmation in a series of tweets this afternoon:

 

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