Oba Akiolu Attacks Obasanjo, Denies Buhari


Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, yesterday, slammed former President Olusegun Obasanjo, accusing him of creating all the injustices he now accuses the present administration of.

“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,” the monarch, who was one of the special guests at the commissioning of four Nigerian Navy Ships by President Goodluck Johnathan, told journalists.

Oba Akiolu also denied endorsing the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari. However, he restated his support for the APC governorship candidate, Akinwumi Ambode.

“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.

“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.”

The Oba also commented on the postponement of the election date by the Independent Electoral Commission, (INEC). “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.”


  1. oba have spoken oh,APC stop lying with the oba’s name he only endorsed ur gubernatorial candidate for Lagos state and did not endorse ur so called buhari aka bokoharam grand patron,I’ve always told u APC propaganda don’t win elections in Nigeria it has never worked, my political mentor Papa Awo tried it several times it never worked, this tactics will not help u,look for another statergy next time.

  2. This is the type of ppl that should be referred to as elder stateman.others allowed themselves to be blindforded by money.the like of Buhari, Obasanjo and. Pro.wosoyenka should be send into exile for lending Nigerian wrongly.

  3. Wisdom man. He endorse ambode. So also good people endorse BUHARI. And god willing come march 28 , he shall emerge as NIG president. Inshallah.

  4. waoooo to HRN oba akinolu of Lagos, u too much,ade akpelori,Bata akpelese, u will live long for being honest and upright,Eko Onibaje ooo si hin lowo oo Ase!!! U shud be recognise as d king of d elder statemen,full stop.

  5. No matter wot he says we re taking Nigeria federally from PDP whether he support Buhari or not it not our business let him go to hell if he didn’t endorsed Buhari why did he support APC governor candidate

  6. Dom Jay or what ever u call uur self, u are and idiot to have refer to Buhari that way. You don’t really know his worth as I don’t blame you coz you are blind folded. This is as a result of little money u are been given.


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