The Oba of Lagos on Monday advised President Muhammadu Buhari to be civil in his approach to governance, saying he should realise that he is no longer a military man.
Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu
Speaking on Monday, August 15, 2016, during the unveiling of SunTrust Bank Limited in Lagos, the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu has said that former president, Goodluck Jonathan is not totally to blame for the corruption of the past, and urged President Muhammadu Buhari to be mindful of the fact that he’s no longer a military officer.
Reacting over President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration which constantly blamed Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for many of the country’s current problems, the influential traditional ruler said;
“All of us just have to support the President and I advise him to know that he is no more a military man. I am not afraid to say that.
“The measures they are taking on the rot of the past, honestly whether they like it or not, it was not totally the fault of former President Goodluck Jonathan. I don’t hide the fact that he (Jonathan) is my personal friend,” Punch quoted Akiolu as saying.
It’s no longer news that President Buhari has made the fight against corruption a priority and his administration, as the former military leader, has gone after many former public officials who have been accused of looting.
Recall that Goodluck Jonathan, on June 6, admitted that he was being investigated by the Buhari government.
“Obviously, I’m being investigated. I wouldn’t want to make certain comments because, when a government is working, it’s not proper for immediate past presidents to make certain statements,” the former president told Bloomberg TV.
“I will allow the government to do the work it is supposed to do. I wouldn’t want to make serious comments on that, it’s not proper. After all these investigations, the whole stories will be properly chronicled. I’ve just left office, and I should allow the President and his team to do what they believe is good for the country,” he added.