Audio On How Ekiti Election Was Rigged ( UPDATED)

Audio On How Ekiti Election Was Rigged ( UPDATED)

This is a secret recording of how a Nigerian minister colluded with an army Brigadier General to rig the 2014 governorship election for Ayodele Fayose in Ekiti State.

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The audio recordings depict the meeting as being attended by the eventual “winner” of the election, Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti; Senator Iyiola Omisore; a man identified as Honorable Abdulkareem; the Minister for Police Affairs Caleb Olubolade; and Senator Musiliu Obanikoro who was at the time the Minister of State for Defence. Mr. Chris Uba came to Ekiti with huge stash cash and soldiers from the East to carry out the assignment.

SaharaReporters received unconfirmed intelligence that President Goodluck Jonathan had instructed the Chief of Defense Staff, Alex Badeh, to use the army to arrest and intmidate opposition politicians before and during the election. The audio recording provides exact details of the plot, with the collaborators almost degenerating into physical combat.

The 37-minute recording details the conversation between these men as they bribed Brigadier General Momoh with a promotion for his assistance in carrying out election fraud in Ekiti. In it, Obanikoro is clearly heard informing the group of men, “[I] am not here for a tea party, am on special assignment by the President.”

The meeting was held at the Spotless Hotel in Ekiti.

The audio recordings were analyzed and authenticated by Guardian Consulting, an independent US-based security consulting company.

During the conversation strategies to intimidate voters and perform electoral fraud

were discussed in detail. The key points are as follows:

The use of the Nigerian military by the PDP to assist in electoral manipulation. This includes;

* The creation of a list of APC members to arrest

* The use of stickers to be used to identify persons not to be harassed and detained by the army

* Deployment of “Special Team” including a “Strike Force”

* The Minister of state of Defence bribing military personnel with the offer of promotion if he carries out the “strategy”

* A gubernatorial candidate admitting to electoral fraud by copying voting material provided by the INEC

* The reprimanding of military personnel for mistakenly detaining PDP members engaged in electoral fraud

* The Minister explicitly states he was instructed by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to execute this plan.

* The Candidate Fayose explicitly states he was given assurances by the Chief of Army staff to execute this plan.

Transcripts of Personality voices are as follows

Musiliu Obanikoro

“Am not here for tea party, am on a special assignment by the President.”

“Then that Daramola (APC Fayemi Campaign Manager) I want him picked up in the morning!”

“Look here, you can’t get promotion without me sitting on top of your military council. If I am a happy man tomorrow night, the sky is your limit”

Ayo Fayose

“We agreed in Abuja on the modalities to work, we agreed on a sticker, that any vehicle you see that sticker, you allow that sticker. That sticker is on those vehicles his own was sent to him, mine was sent to me. The one by SSS was given to me to give to them there is no vehicle that left this place without that sticker. The people you just dis-armed had that sticker clear and clean.”

“Today they went to “efon” they carry all the ….. Where we are supposing to be collating, the thing INEC gave to us, soft copies we now printed and everything, because they see INEC thing on top of it, why is my contact man not with them, i said my contact man would be sitting in the check point permanently. I convince this man to leave this people, they were said to sit in the sun. They packed all the computers, it’s took me more than 2 hours to get this man to release this people.”

“Chief of army staff called me he told me, you are in safe hands, he [General Momoh] would perform and if you have any issues, call me. He told me that i have made it clear to him that I am Jonathan for this election.”

Read Full details of transcripts on Premium Times

Listen to their conversation below.


It will be recalled that re-elected Governor of Ekiti State Ayo Fayose has praised President Goodluck Jonathan for his efforts and support as he was re-instated as governor of the state under the president.

Meanwhile, Fayose has been a staunch supporter of Goodluck Jonathan and very critical of his major opponent Muhammadu Buhari of the APC. For instance, Governor Fayose published a series of advertisements criticising Buhari's age and his ill-fated spell as military head of state of Nigeria.


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