NEWS: Senate Deferred Obanikoro’ Screening Again

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By Dickson Blessing

   The Nigerian Senate had today postponed the screening of former minister for State of Defence, Musilu Obanikoro again while it went ahead to screen four others at the Senate chambers.

   This is the second time Obanikoro's screening is being deferred by the senate. President Goodluck Jonathan renominated Obanikoro to compensate him after he failed woefully to pick up the gubernatorial ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos state.

   As a result of the video tape revealed that showed the former minister in a plot that led to the rigging of Ekiti governorship election last June, the APC senators in the Senate have resolved to oppose Obanikoro’s nomination as minister.

   The Senate President David Mark reportedly dropped Obanikoro’s name today from the list of ministers to be screened to avoid his defeat at the Senate by senators who had vowed to vote openly against his nomination.

Mr Obanikoro left the senate depressed and refused to speak to the troop of pressmen waiting to interview him outside the senate chambers.