Oba Of Lagos Revals Reason Why Ambode ‘Failed’

Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu has opened up on the mistakes of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode that cost him his second term bid.

He made these revelations on Monday even as he warned the All Progressives Congress, APC, Lagos governorship candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to learn from the Ambode’s shortcomings.

He also warned Sanwo-Olu to beware as most of the people around him now were there for their selfish interest and purpose.

The oba urged Sanwo-Olu to embark on reconciliation with his contestants that lost out during the party primaries, particularly, the incumbent Governor, Ambode.

Akiolu spoke on Monday during the visit of Sanwo-Ou and his running mate, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat to Iga Idunganran Palace, Lagos Island, saying that every successive civilian administration in Lagos, right from Alhaji Kayode Jakande, Bola Tinubu, Babatunde Fashola, up to Ambode, had done well, asking Sanwo-Olu not to do less.

“However, I would want you to embrace who will be your immediate predecessor, in few months to come, Insha Allah, Akinwunmi Ambode, who has done his best for Lagos.

“You must endeavour to carry him along. He has done his best, only that he, Ambode was not vigilant enough to know who were his friends and those working against him. He got carried away, which is quite unfortunate.

“Besides, you must be wary of political jobbers that undoubtedly surround you, and they are many. Don’t fall victim of their devilish antics. Learn from Ambode,” Akiolu counseled Sanwo-Olu.

On the allegation that he received special monthly stipends from the State Governor Ambode, Akiolu said that he had never received such from the office.

He noted that his relationship with the governor had been for advisory purpose, saying, this was to ensure that Lagos remain the pride of the country and Africa.

Similarly, the Oniru of Iruland, Oba Idowu Abiodun Oniru, also warned Sanwo-Olu against those he described as “Traitors”.

“Sanwo-Olu, when you get there, beware, don’t betray those who work for you. Don’t betray those who help you, I said it again, shun any act of betrayer,” Oniru said.

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