Former governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has said getting a compensatory ministerial appointment meant he deserved one. Obanikoro, who featured on Channels television Sunrise Daily Friday morning, said such appointment “is an indication that I did something right in the seven months that I served.”
Obanikoro was rather evasive, when prodded by Channels Maupe Ogun, on whether he was offered an appointment in order to withdraw the suit he filed against the party in court, and his subsequent recognition of Jimi Agbaje as winner of primaries.
Instead, Obanikoro said: “I don’t think anyone should refuse if called upon to serve the people. I am a politician and I am in politics for the good of my people.”
The former Minister of State for Defence added that, “If not for the reconciliation, I would have pursued my case.”
In spite of his accepting the outcomes of the primaries due to a truce initiated by Vice President Namadi Sambo, Obanikoro insisted the primaries was fraudulent. Obanikoro said his goal was to be part of those who would lead a change through a PDP government in Lagos. Asked if an legal thing could be built on illegalities, Obanikoro retorted: “the fact that something is tainted does not mean it is illegal.”