- The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has received royal blessings from the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu 1
- Tinubu who returned to Lagos since he won the APC presidential primaries, was received and accompanied to the Oba's palace by the governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu
- In his address, Tinubu thanked Sanwo-Olu for his loyalty, while sending appreciation to APC members and the people of Lagos for their supports
The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, received royal blessings from the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu 1 on Sunday, June 19.
He had visited all his contenders after his emergence as the APC presidential aspirant, to solicit their support and to build the party’s unity.
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The APC national leader then met with the Oba of Lagos at his Iga Idun-Garan's palace, Lagos Island, where he received the royal blessings.
The Oba, while congratulating him on his victory in the APC presidential primaries, assured him of God's support.
Akiolu I said:
“Insha Allah, you know the Bible says ‘don’t be afraid of anything’. So, with joy and good health, we shall witness victory. God bless you."
Tinubu thanks Sanwo-Olu for his loyalty
In his address, Tinubu thanked the people of Lagos for their support, including Sanwo-Olu for his efforts while describing him as a lucky governor.
He prayed for the Oba of Lagos that his reign would be successful.
“They are very lucky to be the governor of Lagos State, I must say openly here, thank you very much for the hard work and loyalty. For the deputy governor, I say the same.
“Without a good backup, you cannot have a successful leader and you cannot leave your home or office, so we thank God Almighty,” Tinubu to Sanwo-Olu
“Baba (Akiolu), you’ll live long; God will not take you from us, Amen. All the prayers you’re offering for us are answered in your presence.”
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The aggrieved members in their hundreds storm the residence of the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu in Ikoyi Lagos, to express their anger.
The leaders of the protest, Lagos West Elders Forum, in a statement signed by its chairman and secretary, Baba Babs Fashina and Akibu Bankole, described the primary as fraud.
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