Oba Akiolu declared that he has a cordial relationship with the Igbos in Lagos
The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has revealed that Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) Presidential candidate is a complete gentleman.
This is as he revealed that he’s willing to meet him anytime.
He stated this when he hosted the former Lagos Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, who paid him a courtesy visit in his place in the company of the new Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa.
A female supporter of the Labour party candidate had accused the monarch of rejecting the moves by Peter Obi to visit him at his Iduganran palace, Lagos Island.
Oba Akiolu declared that he has a cordial relationship with the Igbos in Lagos, adding that the late President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief George Obiozor, was his close friend.
“Nobody has written to me that any presidential candidate is coming to visit me.
“If anybody writes to me, I cannot deny them, but as far as Peter Obi is concerned, whom I see as a complete gentleman, he has not approached me.
“I was always with the late Ohanaeze President, Obiazor, every weekend when he was alive, and anytime I travelled to New York, he would always come to pick me up at the airport.
“So, I have no grudge against any Igbo man. I respect people, and I don’t fear anybody,” Akiolu said.
Speaking further, he commended the former Lagos CP, Alabi, for his performances during his tenure.
Addressing the new CP, Akiolu said: “Try to hold your religion. If you are a Christian or Muslim, practice your religion and look after the welfare of the people under you.
“I don’t take nonsense, but I don’t have reservoirs of knowledge. From what I know about you, you will do well.
“Anything you do, do it with honesty. What you don’t want the citizens to do to you, don’t do it to them. I am giving you the assurance that we will cooperate with you.”