The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, was speaking at an event recently where he said Peoples Democratic Party PDP will never rule Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos.
The Oba of Lagos was present at the launching of an autobiography that was written by the former president of the court of appeal, Mustapha Akanbi, the event was held in Sheraton hotels in Abuja on Wednesday, the Monarch was also the chief launcher of the autobiography, the Oba of Lagos Rilwan Akiolu, said Lagos will continue to be under the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC.
Lagos state with over 20 million population has consistently been ruled by the opposition since the return of democracy to the country in 1999.
However, PDP has intensified its plan to win the state from the ruling all progressive congress APC in the forthcoming elections.
“Recently, I told Bode George, Musiliu Koro and Adeseye Ogunlewe ‘Look at me o! You will never win Lagos.’ God will give us another APC governor”.
The monarch, also talked about how he became the Oba of Lagos, stating that he became the Oba of Lagos through divine intervention and that he did not spend a dime.
” 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 is where God wants me to be.
“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 ancestors.
” 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.