Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos has advice former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to drop his case against President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election because he will never succeed in defeating Buhari.
The Oba of Lagos noted that Atiku will not win at the Elections Petitions Tribunal and President Buhari would complete his mandate for second term in office.
“If anyone of you here is close to Atiku, tell him he can never succeed in what he is doing now,” the Oba said while speaking to participants of Senior Executive Course 41 of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, who visited him in his palace in Lagos.
“Buhari will complete his term in office, but Buhari too has to listen to the people, pray to God and be honest in what he is doing,” the Lagos monarch added.
He further mocked former President Olusegun Obasanjo, saying that President Buhari’s victory had demystified his alleged powers.
He noted that Buhari’s re-election has shown that no man gives power but God.
The Lagos Oba further alleged that Obasanjo had always seen himself as the one who determines who becomes Nigeria’s president.
“I had said that Buhari would win even before the election, unfortunately, the number one person creating problems in this country is former president Obasanjo.
“He arrogated to himself the powers of the Almighty Allah by saying it was the support he gave to Buhari that made him win the first term.
“Obasanjo said Buhari would not win the second term, but did Buhari not win? Did I not say Obasanjo will be disappointed by the time the results were announced.
“The president’s victory clearly shows power belongs to God only and no man can decide who leads the country,” he added.
President Buhari is the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), while former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is the candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the February 23 presidential poll.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) after the election announced APC Buhari as winner.
According to INEC Buhari defeated his closest opponent, PDP’s Atiku, with over 3 million votes.
Atiku and his party, PDP, had however since vehemently rejected the result announced by INEC, saying that according to results obtained from the computer server of INEC, he won the election with 1.6million votes.
Atiku consequently went to the Presidential Elections Petitions Tribunal to contest the outcome of the election.
The electoral commission had however since rejected the results presented by Atiku, saying the results were fake because the results were not transmitted electronically as alleged by the opposition party.
Atiku in his response to INEC consequently vowed to bring in experts from Microsoft, Oracle and IBM to prove that the results from the server are genuine.
Jonathan Dennis is an Editor at Naija Buzz News Network. He oversees the production and publication of stories on NaijaBuzz.New and on Naija Buzz News TV. The former banker left his banking job to join Naija Buzz News in 2019. He was briefly the head of the “Wetin Dey Happen” news team. Jonathan is a proud ‘Akwa-Ibomite’ from Akwa Ibom State, South-South Nigeria.