- Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos describes former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, as Nigeria's number one problem
- Akiolu recalls reading an interview where Olusegun Osoba, a former governor of Ogun state, claimed Obasanjo made him and his colleagues lose their seats in 2003
- The monarch says he is happy the former governor of Lagos, Bola Tinubu, did not succumb to Obasanjo's deception
Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos on Monday, July 8, described former president of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, as the country’s number one challenge.
PM News reports that Akiolu said this at the launch of a memoir written by a former governor of Ogun state, Chief Olusegun Osoba.
At the event which held in Lagos, Akiolu recalled reading Osoba’s interview in a newspaper recently.
The monarch said in the interview that the former governor said Obasanjo deceived them which was why they lost their seats in 2003.
Akiolu said he was happy that former governor of Lagos, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, did not fall into the trap set by Obasanjo at that period. Tinubu was the only south west governor that won his re-election in 2003.
While asking Nigerians to stop listening to the former president, who he accused of deception, the monarch said: “Obasanjo is Nigeria’s number one problem, Nigeria will not break.”
Legit.ng reports that in the interview, Osoba revealed how he and other governors elected under the platform of Alliance for Democracy (AD) saved Obasanjo from being impeached in 2002.
Nigerian Tribune reports that the APC chieftain said the six governors from the southwest elected on the ticket of AD frustrated the bid.
Meanwhile, Obasanjo recently decried the level of challenges faced by many Nigerians across the country.
The former president said many Nigerians are unhappy and want to leave the country.
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