Obanikoro to be Barred From Ministerial Appointment for Having Dual Citizenship

Published 4 years ago by: Giwa bayo
at 12:15 PM, 23/02/2015 (4 years ago)

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A group, which identified itself as the All Nigeria Save Democracy Movement, has criticized the nomination of former Peoples Democratic Party governorship aspirant in Lagos State, Musliu Obanikoro, by President Goodluck Jonathan as Minister. The civil society group, disclosed on Sunday that it has written a petition to the Senate President, David Mark, through Senators Gbenga Ashafa and Obafemi Ojudu, where it listed several reasons Obanikoro was not qualified to become a minister. The group alleged that Obanikoro is of dual citizenship–USA and Nigeria – and going by the provisions of the constitution, he should be disqualified. It maintained that, “Section 147 (5) of the Constitution, as amended, provides that no person shall be appointed as a minister of the government of the federation unless he is qualified for election as a member of the House of Representatives.
“Section 66 (1) (a) of the Constitution also states that no person shall be qualified for election to the Senate or the House of Representatives if – subject to the provisions of Section 28 of the Constitution, he has voluntarily acquired the citizenship to a country other than Nigeria or, except in such cases as may be prescribed by the National Assembly, has made a declaration of allegiance to such a country.
“These provisions are so clear as to remove any ambiguity as to the spirit and letter of their constitutional/legal implications. By these provisions alone, Musiliu Obanikoro was not even qualified in the first instance to run for the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, but managed to manipulate the system to get himself elected into the Senate in 1999, which in itself was fraudulent and criminal. As a matter of fact, his title of senator should be nullified having obtained same fraudulently.”
Obanikoro had on October 15, 2014 resigned his position as minister of state for defence from the present administration in order to contest the governorship primary of the PDP in Lagos, which he lost to his rival, Jimi Agbaje.
Following his defeat, he was nominated the second time by President Goodluck Jonathan for another ministerial position.

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bamilok2008 at 12:33 PM, 23/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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Minister for what again when election is near. Obanikoro coming in as minister to play another election manipulation. Koro ibo
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malamy at 12:39 PM, 23/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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ok
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echeeche at 12:49 PM, 23/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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I wonder oh for this our country,,,koro ibo
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european1 at 01:03 PM, 23/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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am sure this man one used KORO..as an instrument to rig the election...KO SI KORO.. KO SI IBO...
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Ritabrenice at 01:20 PM, 23/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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Ok
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elchymo at 03:15 PM, 23/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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paulohking at 05:22 PM, 23/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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Titisco64 at 07:01 PM, 23/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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Na only him dey?
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Titisco64 at 07:04 PM, 23/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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Like father, like son. Why is he complaining?
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Abubu86 at 09:38 PM, 23/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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Election is around d corner and Mr President is nominating ministers..........
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Andybest1 at 07:28 AM, 24/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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k
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Deprince3 at 08:18 AM, 24/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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Quote from: bamilok2008 on 12:33 PM, 23/02/2015
Minister for what again when election is near. Obanikoro coming in as minister to play another election manipulation. Koro ibo

YES WE NEED HIM TO DO A JOB IN LAGOS STATE, PDP MUST TAKE LAGOS BY FIRE BY FORCE. HE'S GOING BACK TO DEFENCE MINISTER TO HAVE ENOUGH APPARATUS TO FINISH TINUBU AND FASHOLA.
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bankadetoun at 08:49 AM, 24/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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See as i dey look Oga Jona
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yomex4real at 09:27 AM, 24/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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Quote from: Deprince3 on 08:18 AM, 24/02/2015
YES WE NEED HIM TO DO A JOB IN LAGOS STATE, PDP MUST TAKE LAGOS BY FIRE BY FORCE. HE'S GOING BACK TO DEFENCE MINISTER TO HAVE ENOUGH APPARATUS TO FINISH TINUBU AND FASHOLA.

Devil the destroyer...........now I know who is spear heading BOKO HARAM, UR DAYS R NUMBERED.
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Nicksam at 11:21 AM, 24/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin Grin
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SweetDaddy1 at 02:58 PM, 24/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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[/b]All Nigeria Save Democracy Movement, is this a nickname for Always Propaganda Congress (APC)[/b]
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