- Oba Akiolu of Lagos has said he didn't talk during the political situation that preceded the governorship primary election in the state because the winner and the loser are his children
- Babajide Sanwo-Olu beat Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at the primary to become the candidate of the All Progressives Congress
- Oba Akiolu says he has called Ambode to leave it all to God, saying God still has great plans for the governor
Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos has reacted to the failure of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to secure a return ticket during the recently held governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
Recall that Babajide Sanwo-Olu dashed Governor Ambode's hope of returning to power in 2019 when he beat the latter at the gubernatorial primary election.
In an interview with Punch, Oba Akiolu said he had called Governor Ambode to leave it all to God. According to him, God still has great plans for the governor.
Legit.ng notes that the monarch said: "I have called Akinwunmi Ambode to leave it all to God. No evil will befall him and God still has great plans for him. When the breeze blows, we will all see what the chicken is hiding underneath.
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"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. God will disappoint those who have hidden agenda for this country but are presenting themselves like good people. However, everyone of us has a role to play.
“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, and I want you to write it down that things would get better. On this issue, there was nothing that happened that wasn’t with the knowledge of God and someone like me."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state declared Babajide Sanwo-Olu as winner of the primary election and governorship candidate of the party for 2019.
Tunde Balogun who is the chairman of the party in Lagos announced the result on Tuesday, October 2 at the party secretariat.
According to him, Sanwo-Olu polled 970,851 votes to defeat Governor Akinwunmi Ambode who reportedly had 72,901 votes.
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