Ambode ‘No one should contest against Governor in 2019,’ Oba Akiolu says

Oba Akiolu gave the warning on Thursday, March 23, during the 21st convocation of Lagos State University (LASU) in Ojo.

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Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu has warned that no governorship aspirant should contest against Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in 2019.

Oba Akiolu gave the warning on Thursday, March 23, during the 21st convocation of Lagos State University (LASU) in Ojo.

“Few days ago, one of the aspirants greeted me. After greeting, he alleged that I halted his ambition. No one should come out in 2019 and declare his ambition,” he said according to ThisDay.

“The only way to avoid not wasting their money is to support Ambode and his deputy to rule Lagos for the next six years. That was why about nine months to the 2015 governorship election, I said Ambode would be the next governor whether they vote or not.

“But all of them doubted me. I often pray before and after leaving the bed. That is one of few things I learnt from the late father of Prof. Peter Okebukola, who served as my cadet officer then. Even though he was much older than I am, he was very humble.

“The prayer has helped me a lot. The state of Nigeria indicates the type of police it gets. As a police officer, I served for 32 years. That is why I can confidently say I never collected money from anyone before performing my duties as a law enforcement officer,” he added.

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Akiolu attracted controversy in 2015 when he warned Igbo residents of the state to either vote for Ambode or be ready to perish in the Lagoon.

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