The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has urged President Bola Tinubu and his rivals in the 2023 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi, among others, to come together and move Nigeria forward.
Oba Akiolu, who spoke with our correspondent from the United Kingdom, said politicians should be more focused on the welfare of the people.
“Many things are happening to our country. Politicians don’t fight, they will settle later. All of them should come together and move Nigeria forward. The unemployed, let’s find jobs for them. Indiscipline and greed is (sic) our problem. We’re too far away from God. Any man who is contented, God will reward them,” the king said.
When asked if he meant that Tinubu, Atiku and Obi should come together, he replied, “They should come together and move Nigeria forward. The (current) leadership is from God. The present President, I had told him that God deliberately put him there. But whoever is at the top should be prayerful, be truthful and do what is expected.”
The PUNCH reports that the Supreme Court in October upheld Tinubu’s electoral victory at the February 25 presidential election.
The apex court affirmed the decision of the tribunal, which dismissed the petitions by Atiku and Obi challenging Tinubu’s victory.