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PDP Will Never Rule Lagos — Rilwan Akiolu, Oba Of Lagos by toyboyz(m) : 4:06 pm On Nov 26, 2014
The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has said the Peoples
Democratic Party,PDP, will never produce a governor in
Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital.
The state of over nine million people has consistently been
ruled by the opposition since the return of democracy to
the country in 1999.
The PDP has however intensify its plan to win over the
state from the the All Progressives Congress in the
But speaking as the chief launcher of the autobiography of
the former President of the Court of Appeal, Mustapha
Akanbi, at the Sheraton Hotel in Abuja on Wednesday, Mr.
Akiolu said Lagos would continue to be under the ruling
All Progressive Congress, APC.
“Recently, I told Bode George, (Musiliu) Koro and (Adeseye)
Ogunlewe that “Look at me o! You will never win Lagos.
God will give us another APC governor”.
The monarch, who elicited a lot of excitement from the
audience, also stated that he became the Oba of Lagos
through divine intervention and that he did not spend a
” After I was retired, some justices of the Supreme court,
including Belgore, Uwais and Akanbi came to me and told
me that they intend to go and see the president, but I told
them with due respect that, that is where God wants me to
“One of them, Wali held my hand, and prayed, saying that
within one year, you will see what God will do in your life,
and exactly a year later, my father, the late Oba, joined his
” Governor Tinubu came and said don’t give anyone any
money to be Oba, if it is yours, it will surely come and that
is how I became the Oba, even though President
(Olusegun) Obasanjo was against me,” the Oba said.
Mr. Obasanjo, who was also seated at the high table with
the monarch, simply laughed.
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