Oba of Lagos assures Buhari of victory

The Oba of Lagos Rilwan Akiolu

The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, has assured President Muhammadu Buhari of victory in the February 16 presidential election.

Oba Akiolu gave the president this assurance on Saturday when he visited his palace in Lagos Island on arrival for his presidential rally.

Buhari arrived the palace at 10:59 am.

“Give Buhari another chance and you will see how Nigeria will move forward. We should not go back to the past again. Now that you are here, Isha Allau, on February 16, God will open the way for you. The best will happen to you,” Akiolu said.

Akiolu, who is also the Chairman of Lagos State Traditional Council of Obas and Chiefs, presented Buhari with a Quran and prayed for him.

In response, Buhari said, “I appreciate all you have said and I assure you that I will continue to do my best. The promise we made through our party in 2015, our country needs to be secured and properly managed. If there is no security, we cannot do anything no matter your resources. We thank God our efforts have brought some fruits.”

Lagos state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, welcomed the president to the palace of the Oba of Lagos saying, “It is my pleasure to welcome Mr President and Mr Vice President to the palace of the Oba of Lagos, who is the chairman of the council of Obas and Chiefs in Lagos State.

“On behalf of all of them, we welcome you to Lagos State in continuation of your presidential campaign rally. We are very delighted to receive you, we are very appreciative of everything that you have done for us in Lagos State. All our Kabiyesis are also very appreciative.”