- Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been told that his bid at the election tribunal will fail
- This was said by the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, on Wednesday, May 15
- Oba Akiolu said that it will pay Atiku much good if he drops his bid agaist President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election
Rilwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos, has said that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar's moves against the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari at the election tribunal in Abuja will fail.
Oba Akiolu who spoke with delegates of National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) on Wednesday, May 15, said that Atiku will do himself a lot of good if he drops his case against President Buhari.
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Akiolu said: “If anyone of you here is close to Atiku, tell him he can never succeed in what he is doing now. Buhari will complete his term in office, but Buhari too has to listen to the people, pray to God and be honest in what he is doing.”
The monarch also slammed Nigeria's former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, for allegedly arrogating divine powers to himself.
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.
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“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.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the proceedings of the presidential election tribunal were put on hold following a request by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku's lawyer, Levi Ozoukwu, to move an application.
Following Ozoukwu's request, the chairman of the tribunal, Zainab Bulkachuwa, directed all the all the lawyers involved in the case to meet in the court's the inner chamber.
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