The Oba of Lagos, Riliwan Akiolu, has urged the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate in the last election, Peter Obi, and his counterpart, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), among others, to join President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in moving Nigeria forward.
Recall that the Supreme Court in October upheld Tinubu’s electoral victory at the February 25 presidential election.
The apex court affirmed the tribunal’s decision, which dismissed the petitions by Atiku and Obi challenging Tinubu’s victory.
However, Atiku and Peter Obi have refused to congratulate Tinubu on the victory or expressed readiness to work with his administration.
Vox9ja reports that Akiolu spoke with PUNCH from the United Kingdom, insisting that politicians should be more focused on the welfare of the citizens.
The Yoruba Monarch said there are lots of challenges in the country, and it is essential to accept Tinubu’s presidency and work together for the good of the country.
The king said, “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 are our problems. We’re too far away from God. Any man who is contented, God will reward them.
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“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.”
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