Oba Of Lagos Endorses Ambode As Fashola Successor

Mr. Akinwunmi Abode
The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has expressed support for a former Accountant General of the state, Mr. Akinwunmi Abode, as governor in 2015.Akiolu said this at the launch of a biography of Ambode titled, ‘The Art of Selfless Service’ in Lagos on Thursday.

He said while addressing guests at the event that there was no more room for hide and seek as it was time to let Lagosians know who their next governor would be.
He said other governorship aspirants had the right to run but he would pray for Ambode to lead the state.
The Oba, who spoke intermittently in English and Yoruba, said, “We say we are here to launch a book but we know why we are here. We the elders had met and discussed and the people have said that Ambode will be the governor.
“Let no one misquote me, the others (aspirants) have a right to run. Ambode, may you lead all of them. Ambode is not Ilaje, he is from Epe and a true Lagosian.”
While speaking with journalists on the side lines of the event, Akiolu described Ambode as a selfless public servant, who had distinguished himself.


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