Obasanjo is Nigeria Number One Problem — Oba of Lagos Blasts Former President
The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu on Wednesday, May 15, said the election of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second-term in office was a clear proof that no man, but God gives power.
He also described the former President Obasanjo as the number one person causing problems in Nigeria.
Akiolu made the statement when participants of the Senior Executive Course 41 of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, visited him in his palace in Lagos.
Obasanjo, who in 2015 gave total support to Buhari presidential ambition, turned one of his fiercest critics in his 2019 second term bid.
Akiolu said Obasanjo had always arrogated to himself the divine power to determine the country’s leaders, adding that Buhari’s victory in the last election had demystified him.
Akiolu said he had always believed Buhari would win the election and that he was glad that the former president had been proved wrong at the end of the day.
“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.
“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 that power belongs to God only and no man can decide who leads the country,” he added.
The Oba then called on Nigerians to support Buhari to enable him deliver the goods as he begins his second term in office.
According to him, the current issues of insecurity, unemployment and other challenges facing the country would be easily addressed should citizens join hands with government to tackle them.