Obasanjo Is The Major Problem Of Nigeria Today — Akiolu

On November 25, 2018 41 Comments

Rilwan Akiolu, the oba of Lagos, has accused ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo of being the major problem of Nigeria.

In an interview with Vanguard, the monarch said the former president was “running after” Lagos when in government, instead of focusing on the country’s investments.

“The major problem of Nigeria today is former President Olusegun Obasanjo. When he was in government, he was running after Lagos while someone was cornering all the blue-chip companies that belong to the country,” he said.

“He cannot win election in his ward in Abeokuta. He ignored all Supreme Court judgements which were in favour of Lagos state.”

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Speaking about the 2019 elections, Akiolu advised Nigerians to vote for candidates based on their manifestoes and not for money.

“It is unfortunate, many Nigerians are deceiving themselves. The kind of politics we play here is ‘money politics.’ Politicians should bring their manifestoes and their followers should make sure they deliver on their promises,” he said.

“But for some people to line-up somewhere and be collecting $20,000, $25,000 to pick a presidential candidate is wrong.

“If the person gets there, he will first recoup his money. I pray those people should not get there.”

While praising President Muhammadu Buhari for not being “materialistic”, he labelled other politicians as thieves, adding that if they came to visit him he would tell them to their faces.

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“It’s unfortunate that Buhari did not stay long as Head of State in 1984, Nigeria would have been better. Buhari is one of the few, politicians who are not materialistic,” he said.

“Majority of them are ‘grab –grab’ politicians. Let me use this medium to tell all those politicians moving about because election is coming, that if they are not ready to hear the truth, they should not come to my palace.

“I will tell them that they are thieves, Nigerians know them, and youths should not allow politicians to use them.”

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Comments (41)


  1. Anonymous says:

    Oba carefully examine your self are you not part of the problems of Lagos state when you conspire with jagaban to fleece Lagos state revenue, the day you stop receiving egunje from Tinubu and stand up against corruption the better for you

  2. Anonymous says:

    The day OBJ will be gone and no more, that’s when the whole south will suffer from the hands their oppressors, Obasanjo remains the only eye and mouth of the south, every other ones are counterfeit. God bless OBJ

  3. Anonymous says:

    The oba is one of the the mojor problem, because he has abandoned his responsibility as an oba and he is playing politics with the power confirm in him to govent the people.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Mr Oba of lagos,the Alaye or Agboro life style is quite deep routed in you, with your tribal and sectional comments. Is pity, pls under study the great Oba of Lagos you succeeded, and see how peace ful he was , and also the peace of God he enjoyed during his time. Tnx

  6. Anonymous says:

    You’re right your majesty, #Abacha told us before that for #Nigeria to move forward #Obasanjo should be caged permanently he will soon meet his Waterloo. He always wanted to be in control of any #Nigerian leader on selfish ground once he cannot achieve that he will result to blackmail for crying out loud this is the man who cannot win his polling unit, is he the only former leader we had? Gen. Gowon and the host of others don’t do that.

  7. Anonymous says:

    The ex police officer (oba) has been bribed by APC to speak against obj just the way tinubu bribed him to campaign for ambode during 2015 election. I don’t know what is wrong with Yoruba people.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Oba of Lagos is the most useless oba in Lagos very selfish and senseless man but l bet u this time around u and ur evil plot of thiefbu wicked man in aso rock will fell those that have human feelings have run away from APC but the wicked ones that want Nigeria’s to die is their to show their wickedness

  9. Anonymous says:

    Oba how u insinuate that,can u hear ur self?do u no that no Emir or sultan can say ill of any Northern Leader is only we South,West and East exposes our Leaders like u are doing now thereby ridiculously exposing him like ur Kinds did to Abiola

  10. Anonymous says:

    Nigerian sickness worster after They Kill some body Like Fela Kuti,,,and some other innocent men’s the who don’t Look Face and talk, the innocent bloods is giving them though injury and the outh the leaders take, their afread to go back to brake it, All of them are very Sirius sick, which the power of God Gina strike them all soon,

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