👤 By Moshood Olawale
The Oba of Lagos has fully endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term in office.
Oba Rilwan Akiolu, a former Assistant Inspector-General of Police, who is rumoured to be among the royals who collected money to support Goodluck Jonathan in 2015, wants Nigerians to give President Buhari another four years.
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Speaking at the 17th Lagos Housing Fair in Lagos, Oba Akiolu, reportedly said: “Buhari has to do more, I agree, but we all have to assist by giving him another four years and see where he will take Nigeria to. I am supporting what is good for Nigeria.
“In 2011, Buhari sent Tony Momoh to me that he was coming to meet the leaders of Lagos in my palace by 1pm, he came by 3pm and said he was delayed by bad roads and traffic. I told him he caused it because he cancelled the metro line of Lagos State in 1984. I told him I would not tell Lagos people to vote for him.
“But in 2015 when he came, it was on a Friday, he came with my son, Bola Tinubu, and I noticed that for 20 minutes it rained. It occurred to me that God is going to favour this man.
“I prefer Buhari to Obasanjo. Obasanjo keeps deceiving people for what he is after. But if Buhari is given another chance and God gives him good health and he chooses the right people to work with, Nigeria will be a better place.”
Oba Akiolu, 75, was forcefully retired from the Police Force by former head of state Olusegun Obasanjo in 2002.