Why I didn't Visit Oba of Lagos – Peter Obi

The Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, has debunked the allegation that he didn't pay homage to the Oba of Lagos when he visited the state on Saturday, 11th February for his presidential mega rally.

The former Anambra governor said he wanted to visit Oba of Lagos, but when they arrived Lagos, they were told that Oba Rilwan Akiolu was not available to receive them, and were asked to come back some other time.

“On my arrival in Lagos, I did ask that I wanted to visit the Oba whom I regard as a father figure,” Obi said.

Obi stated this on Monday, while appearing on Channels TV program, 2023 Verdict.

He promised to reach out again to Oba of Lagos, to see if it would be possible to meet him.

He further stated that Lagos was not the first state he visited for campaign that the traditional rulers in the states were not available to welcome him to their place. He said it happened in Imo State and in some Northern states.

Mr Peter Obi reassured his respect to all traditional rulers in Nigeria, whom he described as his fathers.

“The truth is that when we arrived, we wanted to do what we want to do: arrive and drive to the palace and see the Oba but we were told that he is not readily available and that we should apply and come at some other date and that we intend to do because he remains a highly respected father to me and to the entire nation.”

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