2019: Akiolu gives Buhari condition for Lagos support

Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu
Rilwan Akiolu

The Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu I, has said the only way the people of Lagos will support President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term ambition is to grant the state a special status.

Akiolu made the remarks while speaking on Tuesday during the second quarter Town Hall Meeting with residents at Apapa Amusement Park, Lagos.

Akiolu, in reaction after the Senate rejected a bill to officially recognize Lagos as Nigeria’s commercial capital in 2016, had blamed former President Olusegun Obasanjo for Lagos not being granted a special status.

While restating the call yesterday, Akiolu said, “During the recent visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Lagos, I wanted to ask him that it was God and All Progressives Congress, APC, that helped to bring him to power, and that he must satisfy Lagos.

“I expected APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to ask him for special status. I wrote to National Assembly that I want to present Lagos case on the floor.”

He emphasised that President Buhari must reconsider the special status for Lagos State for the state to deliver massive support for his second term in 2019 general poll.

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