Tinubu Visits Lagos Monarch, Describes Victory As World Cup
After winning the presidential election last Saturday, Bola Tinubu stormed Lagos for the first time on Sunday and reaffirmed his commitment to keeping Nigerians happy.
Among those who greeted Tinubu upon his arrival at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Ikeja’s Presidential wing were Governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Chief of Staff Tayo Ayinde, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, and other prominent figures in Lagos.
Soon after landing, he and his entourage went to the Iga-Iduganran Palace to visit the Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu. They were joined by some other traditional leaders in the state and White Cap chiefs.
Addressing the modest crowd which gathered inside the palace, Tinubu described the primaries and election he went through to as “A World Cup tournament” while thanking God and the people for his eventual victory.
He said “This certificate that I brought home is our own World Cup.
“My message is one of gratitude, and I will work assiduously for Nigeria from the get-go and will not disappoint the Nigerian people.”
Speaking in Yoruba language, he specifically thanked Oba Akiolu and traditional rulers in the state for their prayers and support.
Meanwhile, Tinubu is expected to meet with APC chieftains and stakeholders on the chances of All Progressives Congress, APC candidates in the Governoship and House of Assembly polls on Saturday, March 11, 2023 in the state.
However, In his remarks, Akiolu described the president-elect as a special breed “who is destined for leadership at the very top.
“Asiwaju, Lagos will not forget you, you did all your best to serve Lagos and you served excellently.
“I know you have enemies, all our ancestors had too, so were all the prophets.
“Some are even enemies of God that created us but I know that our forefathers will fight your battles, God will grant you victory and Nigeria will be great under your watch.”
Other traditional rulers gathered at the palace included: Elegushi of Ikate-Elegushi Kingdom, Oba Saheed Elegushi, and Oniru of Iruland, Oba Omogbolahan Lawal.
Also at the palace were: former Deputy Governor Femi Pedro, former Commissioner for Environment in Lagos, Muiz Banire, and the All Progressives Congress Woman Leader in the state, Jumoke Okoya-Thomas among others