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After winning in 2019, Buhari must ‘close the border’ so Obasanjo doesn’t escape— Oba of Lagos



After winning in 2019, Buhari must ‘close the border’ so Obasanjo doesn't escape— Oba of Lagos

Rilwan Akiolu, Oba of Lagos, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure he shuts Nigeria’s borders so that former president Olusegun Obasanjo does not escape arrest if he wins reelection.

Akiolu said this in an interview with the Punch.

He said Buhari must prevent Obasanjo from “escaping” if he wins reelection in 2019.

“The moment he wins the election, he should close the border so that Obasanjo won’t escape,” the Oba said.

“Obasanjo should change his ways. An adage says that a deity that we try every possible thing to put in a place of honour that defies all such gestures would expose itself to ridicule at the end of the day.”

The Oba also spoke on the recent governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos which saw the ouster of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and the emergence of Jide Sanwo-Olu.

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Akiolu said he has asked Ambode to leave it (the primary election) to God.

He said no evil will befall Ambode.

“I know he’s a good person,” the oba said.

“No evil will befall him and God still has great plans for him (Ambode). When the breeze blows, we will all see what the chicken is hiding underneath.

“The truth is that if Bola Ahmed Tinubu is angry, he’s justified. No evil will befall the three of them. They know my stance on the issue and it’s not a secret.

“Better people should come into politics, because majority of them there are liars and that is the truth. As time goes on, we will continue to de-emphasise the import of money in our election.

“On the other hand, concerning Ambode, if you have charm but you don’t have the antidote or another charm that can counter it, then you don’t have anything. I won’t say more than that. May God help all of us.

“So, I didn’t talk because they are both my children and it will get better.”


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