The Oba of Lagos State, Rilwan Akiolu, has ridiculed former President Olusegun Obasanjo over his failed prediction that President Muhammadu Buhari will lose the 2019 general elections.
He also described the former President as the number one person causing problems in Nigeria.
Oba Akiolu spoke on Wednesday when he hosted participants of the Senior Executive Course 41 of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, who visited him in his palace in Lagos.
Obasanjo, who in 2015 gave total support to Buhari presidential ambition, turned one of his fiercest critics in his 2019 second term bid.
In different open letters, and at different forums Obasanjo branded Buhari an incompetent leader and called on Nigerians to reject him.
But Akiolu, recalling all that, said Obasanjo’s failure in his campaign against Buhari, showed that it is only God who decides the fates of men.
He said, ”I had said that Buhari would win even before the election, unfortunately, the number one person creating problems in this country is former president Obasanjo.
”He arrogated to himself the powers of the Almighty Allah by saying it was the support he gave to Buhari that made him win the first term.
”Obasanjo said Buhari would not win the second term, but did Buhari not win? Did I not say Obasanjo will be disappointed by the time the results were announced.
”The president’s victory clearly shows power belongs to God only and no man can decide who leads the country.”
The Oba then called on Nigerians to support Buhari to enable him deliver the goods as he begins his second term in office.
According to him, the current issues of insecurity, unemployment and other challenges facing the country would be easily addressed should citizens join hands with government to tackle them.