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Army retires Gen Momoh over role in Ekiti gov election

By Kingsley Omonobi, with company reviews
The Nigerian Army has reportedly retired Brigadier Basic Aliyu Momoh over his role in the final governorship election in Ekiti State in 2014.
Brigadier-General-MomohMinister of Defence, Dan Ali, disclosed the plan to finish Common Momoh’s army profession in an unique interview in Washington, DC.
Ali was in the US as a part
of the Nigerian delegation to a nuclear energy summit convened by President Barack Obama of america of America.
The Defence Minister revealed that the military determined to provoke the method of rusticating Common Momoh, who was indicted final yr by a army panel.
Basic Momoh led a contingent of troopers and different safety businesses, to Ekiti State and reportedly intimidated voters and inhibited the motion of officers of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in a broad technique reportedly accredited by former President Goodluck Jonathan to allow Ayodele Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Celebration, PDP, to defeat the then incumbent Governor Kayode Fayemi.
A former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, was allegedly used as a conduit to switch large sums of cash for the election.
Army Appearing Director of Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, additionally confirmed toVanguard final night time that Brigadier Momoh had been retired from the Army.