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APC Drags Jonathan, Fayose, Obanikoro And Other To ICC Over Ekiti State Rigging

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APC Drags Jonathan, Fayose, Obanikoro And Other To ICC Over Ekiti State Rigging

According to Punch reports, APC has asked the International Criminal Court to investigate President Goodluck Jonathan and eight others who engaged in the Ekiti state rigging on June 21, 2014 governorship election.

According to reports, Apart from Jonathan, others named as accused persons in the petition are Minister of State for Foreign Affairs II, Musiliu Obanikoro; Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose; Former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, iyiola Omisore; and Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Kenneth Minimah, the commanding officer of the Nigerian Army’s 32nd Artilery Brigade Commander, Akure, Ondo State, Brig. Gen. Aliyu Momoh; a member of the Federal House of Representatives, Abdulkareem; and the Minister of Police Affairs, Mr Jelili Adesiyan.

A copy of the petition dated March 25, 2015 reads:

“Essentially, the recording provides evidence of a clearly articulated strategy to militarise Ekiti and emasculate the opposition parties and their supporters as an approach to rigging the elections in favour of the PDP.

“The meeting was attended by top Federal Government officials including two ministers responsible for the Armed Forces and Police. Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, who was then Minister of State for Defence, and Mr. Jelili Adesiyan, the serving Minister for Police Affairs, were senior government officials, who actively participated in the discussions.”

According to report, the copy of the petition have been submitted to the office of the ICC prosecutor, Ms. Fatou Bensouda.

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It was submitted on behalf of the APC by a United Kingdom-based human rights lawyer, Mr Olukunle Omojuwa.

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