The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has reportedly countered the former president, Olusegun Obasanjo’s recent accusation against the Goodluck Jonathan administration smacks of hypocrisy.
Oba Riliwan Akinolu said this while fielding questions from journalists at the inauguration of four naval
warships which was held in Lagos on Thursday.
Akiolu said Olusegun Obasanjo illegally withheld the state’s allocation for several months and refused to release it even after being ordered by the Supreme Court to do so.
The monarch said, “If I want to do something, I don’t pretend. God gives many people long life so that
they can get enough punishment. Let me tell you something; all the injustices they committed against Lagos State from 1999 to 2007, God
Almighty is punishing them now.
“All the accusations former President Obasanjo is making now, he initiated them, nurtured them
and masterminded them and now he is complaining. God has a way of doing something. More are still coming.”
Riliwan Akiolu, who endorsed the APC Lagos governorship candidate, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, last year, said he would continue to support Ambode.
He, however, denied endorsing the presidential candidate of the APC, Major General Muhammadu
He said, “For the presidency, I support the best person. If I want to do something, I do not pretend, God Almighty will give the presidency to
the people Nigerians want to do the best for this country.”
“I have my reason for supporting Ambode and I do not hide it. I acted in God’s wisdom and picked Akinwunmi Ambode and by the grace of God, he will be the next governor of this state.”
On the postponement of the elections, the monarch said the reason given by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was acceptable, adding
that he was hopeful the elections would hold as scheduled.
He said, “It is the responsibility of all of us to ensure we have free, fair, credible and acceptable general elections.
“God gives leadership to whomever he wants. When the time comes, no human being can stop it. So many things are going wrong in this