Obanikoro Denies Having A Hand In Lagos PDP Crisis


Fomer Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro yesterday declared that he had nothing to do with the crisis rocking the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State.

Obanikoro made this known when the leadership of the PDP met with lawmakers elected on the party’s platform.

“I want to strongly throw my weight behind the other speakers that have spoken before me that there is only one PDP in Lagos State,” he said. “I have never been a member of the state executives and I have no right or privilege to be part of those who suspended the state chairman. The youngest among the state executives is 40 years old and for anybody to insinuate that it is Obanikoro that created the situation for the suspension of Captain Tunji Shelle, I think it is preposterous and unfair to my person.”

threw his weight behind the suspension of the state chairman, Captain Tunji Shelle.

However, he promised to join hands with the Owolabi Olorunoje leadership.

“I am prepared to join hands with you to move the party forward. We saw a good example in Britain, immediately the parties failed, the two leaders of the Liberal Democratic and the Labour Party resigned their positions. why should someone, who has served as secretary and chairman want to perpetuate himself in power when his colleagues no longer have confidence in him? One should know when to move forward and when to do the needful,” Obanikoro submitted.


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