- The dein of Agbor kingdom in Delta state, His Royal Majesty Benjamin Ikenchuku (Keagborekuzi I), has met with Olusegun Obasanjo over the rift between Governor Ganduje and Emir Sanusi
- Dein Ikenchukwu said his mediation in the war between Sanusi and Ganduje is because Nigeria needs peace at this time
- The monarch explained why Obasanjo is a factor in the proposed peace deal as he pleads with Muhammadu Buhari to also mediate
- The royal father further commended President Buhari for re-appointing Godwin Emefiele as CBN governor
Worried by the continued rift between the governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje and Emir Muhammad Sanusi, the dein of Agbor kingdom in Delta state, His Royal Majesty Benjamin Ikenchuku (Keagborekuzi I), has met with Olusegun Obasanjo, a former president of Nigeria.
The meeting between the monarch and Obasanjo held on Thursday, June 13, in Abeokuta, Ogun state where they both discussed the issues between Sanusi and the governor as well as how to mediate.
Dein Ikenchukwu, who was said to have arrived Abeokuta from the Republic of Benin where he was conferred with the title of a chancellor of a university, said he also planned to meet President Muhammadu Buhari over the issue.
According to the royal father, Nigerians need peace and harmony now than ever before.
“I am not trying to gain anything from these visits but to help our great country. We want peace, unity and be a fruitful country. We must get back to the good times of this country.
“I will also try to get to the governors too, we must just get back that is my concern now. Things are not just going right.
“Let me use this opportunity to commend and thank Mr President for giving us back for the very first time, a two-term CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, a worthy son of Agbor. I felt it would have been very dangerous if he had been changed at this sensitive time of our economy situation. So, I have to thank Mr President for that,” the monarch said.
The Nation reports that the traditional ruler said that Obasanjo is sensitive to the wishes and pains of Nigerians, including the northerners.
Ikenchukwu called for dialogue between President Buhari and the elder statesman.
“Obasanjo remains an elder statesman that is committed to the progress, peace and unity of this country, irrespective of positions in certain quarters. His views have not changed about Nigeria even as at today that I met him.
“I have known Baba now for almost 20 years. He’s the president I came to know when I came back to Nigeria in 2000. He’s the president that I admire.
“Some people say so many things about this old man, which I found to be very untrue. All the negative things they say about him, even before I met him, I found out they were lies,” he said.
He described Obasanjo as one that is very sure of his position, confident about where he is going and yet, humble.
“Whether anybody likes it or not, Obasanjo is an elder and a statesman, who has served as head of this country and led in different capacities. This is somebody that is well respected by the international communities too," he added.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the Kano government headed by Abdullahi Ganduje, on Thursday, June 6, reportedly queried the emir of the state, Muhammadu Sanusi II.
The query, according to Daily Nigerian, had to do with the allegations leveled against the emir by an anti-corruption agency of Kano state.
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