Oba Akiolu Slams Obasanjo, Denies Endorsing Buhari

LAGOS—Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos, yesterday, took a
swipe at former President Olusegun Obasanjo, accusing
him of being the cause of the injustices he was accusing the
present administration.This is just as he has described as false, reports in the social
media that he had endorsed the All Progressives
Congress,’APC, presidential candidate, General
Muhammadu Buhari.
Akiolu, who was one of the special guests at the
commissioning of four Nigerian Navy Ships by President
Goodluck Johnathan, told journalists while leaving the
venue of the occasion at Naval Dockyard, Victoria Island,
that Obasanjo allegedly inflicted pains on Lagos State while
he was President.

He said: “ God gives many people long lives so that they can
get enough punishment, like what is happening now. All the
injustices they did against Lagos State from 1999 to 2007,
God is exposing them. All the accusations the former
President, Obasanjo is giving now, he initiated and nurtured
it. He masterminded it and now he is complaining. God has
a way of doing things. More are still coming to him,” he
On his alleged endorsement of Buhari as president, he said:
“Who gave you that rumour? Who said so? Some of the
things they are writing, for instance, like that former
Minister Obanikoro, I went to his aged mother that they
should warn him seriously. For the Presidency, I support
the best person.
“If I want to do something, I do not pretend, God almighty
Allah will give the Presidency to the people Nigerians want
to do the best for this country”, he stated.
He was, however, quick to state: “I have picked Akinwunmi
Ambode as the next governor of Lagos State . I have my
reason for saying it and I do not hide it. I acted on God’s
wisdom and picked him and by the grace of God, he will be
the governor of this state.”
On the postponement of the election date by the
Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, he said: “The
Head of State and INEC have told us that the elections will
take place March 28 and April 11 and I hope by the grace of
God, it will be like that. For the time being, the intent and
purposes for the postponement is acceptable.


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