I will shake Nigeria after general elections – Oba of Lagos

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Aug 18th, 2014
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Rilwan_Akiolu__Oba_of_Lagos_213725276The Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu, on Monday stated that Nigerians should wait for head-shaking revelations after the 2015 general elections.

The traditional ruler made this statement at the public presentation of a book: “Corruption and Human Rights Law in Africa”, authored by Dr. Kolawole Olaniyan.

Akiolu was speaking in response to a statement attributed to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade, who was quoted as saying that only two out of the country’s renowned monarchs were free of corruption.

The Oba, however, vowed to expose some yet-to-be-told secrets that cannot be disputed by those who think their hands are clean.

According to him, over 90 percent of Nigerians are corrupt, adding that the way out was for Nigerians to join hands together.

He said, “I will shake this nation after the election in February. The man who made the statement that I lifted oil should cover his face in shame because I was still a serving police officer. Those who collected Abacha money know themselves and I will quote witnesses.

“Let us stop apportioning blames, forget the past and work towards a better future for this country.

“Do not put 100 percent blame on President Goodluck Jonathan because the person who caused the problem knows himself”, Akiolu said.

Speaking further, the monarch added that elections cannot be rigged in Lagos, noting that Lagosians were fully prepared to ensure that their votes and good governance counted.

“Nigeria’s problem is not caused by one person. We should be closer to God and make things better. We must assist the government to end the challenges of insurgency and Ebola”, he said.

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