Amid tight security, Tinubu met the Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu, at his Iga Idun-garan’s palace, Lagos Island, on Sunday, June 19, for a royal blessing.
Before his arrival, motorists and commuters were stranded on some major roads, as residents thronged the metropolis to receive Tinubu back to Lagos, 12 days after he won the party’s presidential ticket, in Abuja, beating the likes of Vice President Yemi Osibanjo, and former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Senate President, Ahmed Lawan; Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state, among others.
Telescope.ng gathered that Akiolu 1, who congratulated Tinubu on his victory in the APC presidential primaries, assured him of God’s support.
Akiolu said: “Insha Allah, you know the Bible says ‘don’t be afraid of anything so, with joy and good health, we shall witness victory. God bless you.”
Tinubu, in his address, thanked residents and everybody for their support, including Sanwo-Olu, for his efforts, and described him as a lucky governor, while praying for the Oba of Lagos that his reign would be successful.
According to him: “They very lucky governor of Lagos State, I must say openly here, thank you very much for the hard work and loyalty. For the deputy governor, I say the same.
“Without a good backup, you cannot have a successful leader and you cannot leave your home or office, so we thank God Almighty.
“He’s (Tinibu) happy to be back home and today is Father’s Day. The son of the soil is back home.
“Baba (Akiolu), you’ll live long; God will not take you from us, Amen. All the prayers you’re offering for us are answered in your presence.”
APC leaders that accompanied Tinubu included Governors Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), and Hope Uzodinma (Imo), former APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole; former governor Kashim Shettima (Borno), Senators Tokunbo Wahab and Adeola Solomon, Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa; his deputy, Wasiu Eshinlokun-Sanni; members of the Governance Advisory Council, GAC; former minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, and Lagos APC Chairman, Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi.