Oba of Lagos declares supports for Sanwo-Olu, urges Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour not to give up on dream
Oba of Lagos on Thursday told the Labour Party governorship candidate Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour who paid him homage in his Palace that he was behind the re-election bid of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
He however urged the LP candidate not to relent as tomorrow holds a bright for him.
Speaking during the visit of the LP candidate to the monarch’s palace, Akiolu, who prayed for Rhodes-Vivour and wish him well in his future endeavours, maintained that there was nothing wrong with Rhodes-Vivour vying.
“Please, don’t relent after this contest but I am fully behind Sanwo-Olu,” he told Rhodes-Vivour.
Akiolu commended Sanwo-Olu for the many giant strides he has recorded as governor, noting he became governor as the most difficult time in the state.
“I am not an hero worshipper and gossiper. For Gbadebo, the future is open to you. God will not kill you, there is nothing wrong in you contesting. All of those contesting are my children.
“I pray by the authority in this palace, God should help us to turn the state better. There is no way I can hate the igbos because they are among my best friend.”
The monarch doused the fears expressed by some residents that there would be violence during the election.
He added: “By the grace of God, there would be no trouble. All the false prophets, I am just looking at them. Everything is in the hands of God and within six months of Tinubu, there would be glaring progress.”
Akiolu implored all residents of the state to come out to vote and be peaceful in performing their rights.