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Ekiti Elections: Army Retires Brigadier General Aliyu Momoh


The Nigerian Army has retired Brigadier General Aliyu Momoh over his role in the last governorship election in Ekiti State in 2014.

Minister of Defence, Dan Ali, disclosed the plan to end General Momoh’s military career in an exclusive interview in Washington, DC.

Ali who was in the US as part of the Nigerian delegation to a nuclear power summit convened by President Barack Obama of the United States of America, revealed that the army decided to initiate the process of rusticating General Momoh, who was indicted last year by a military panel.

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It will be recalled that General Momoh led a contingent of soldiers and other security agencies, to Ekiti State and reportedly intimidated voters and inhibited the movement of officials of the All Progressives Congress, APC,  to enable Ayodele Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to defeat the then incumbent Governor Kayode Fayemi.

A plan which was allegedly approved by former President Goodluck Jonathan

A former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, was also allegedly used have helped in the transfer huge sums of money for the election.

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