The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu has confirmed that Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State and his predecessor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu indeed had a disagreement.
He said this on Thursday, May 8, as the outgoing governor of the state openly apologised to all Lagosians whom he said, might have been affected by different decisions he had taken in office.
Speaking at the Lagos TV complex, Agidingbi during a celebration of Fashola’s 2,900th day in office, the monarch said he did not realize the seriousness of the feud between the two politicians until almost all the Obas in the state called his attention to the development.
That was when according to him, waded in by urging both sides to sheathe swords and also extracted commitment to suspend the animosity in the collective interest of all Lagos residents.
Speaking in Yoruba language, the Oba noted that a majority of those responsible for the feud were also in the audience as they successfully created an industry out of reporting to “Party A” what “Party B” had said about him and vice-versa.
In the same vein, he accused some alleged fifth columnists of working against the choice of the president-elect Muhammadu Buhari, some of whom he said were seated right in front of him.
The same people, he contended, have started pitting the duo of Tinubu and General Buhari against each other the same way they set the former against Fashola.
“People, who are now telling Buhari all sorts of things, are sycophants. They did not want Buhari to emerge winner in the election. These people know themselves. When it gets to a stage, I will name them one after the other. I am not afraid of human beings,” Akiolu explained.