Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate, has claimed that he did not visit Rilwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos, since the ruler was not “readily available.”
In an interview with Channels Television on Monday, Obi mentioned this.
The former governor of Anambra denied making a deliberate decision not to honor the traditional leader.
Obi said that it was “untrue” that Akiolu turned down his request to see him.
“The truth is that when we arrived, we wanted to do what we used to do — arrive, drive to the palace, and see the Oba.
“And 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. There is no issue with that,” Obi said.
Obi took his campaign to Lagos over the weekend and visited several markets in the city to canvas for votes.