Buhari Second Term: Obasanjo, Atiku Afenifere Reply Oba Akiolu

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu to face traditional issues, which are under his purview and allow the tribunal to do its job.

iDONSABI reported that Oba Akiolu II on Wednesday said the election of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office was a clear proof that no man, but God, gives power, and the victory has demystified the political influence of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Atiku, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku is contesting the outcome of the Presidential election which returned president Muhamadu Buhari for the second term in office.

Speaking with Vanguard, Obasanjo’s aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, said his principal refused to join issues with the traditional ruler.

“No comment,” he added.

‘Focus on traditional duties’

However, the PDP candidate urged the monarch to face traditional issues, which are under his purview and allow the tribunal to do its job.

When asked for a reaction to Akiolu’s comment, Paul Ibe, the spokesman of the PDP presidential candidate said: “Why do you want to dignify his comment with a response? It is not worthy of a response.

“Atiku Abubakar has presented his petition before the tribunal. He believes in the judiciary to render justice. The weight of his evidence is overwhelming and it will determine the judgement of the tribunal. They are jittery and running from pillar to post because of the weight of Atiku’s evidence.

“We caution the monarch to restrict himself to managing the traditional affairs of Lagos, which is his purview and allow the justices at the tribunal to do their job.”

‘Leave politics for politicians’

Also, the pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere urged the Lagos monarch to leave politics for politicians.

Afenifere’s National Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin told the monarch that those whom he may think have benefited from Buhari’s reelection may not have any cause to celebrate at the moment. It is a moment for sober reflection.”

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