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Lagos ruler blames Obasanjo for Nigeria's woes

09 January 2015, 16:12

Lagos - The Oba of Lagos, Oba Railwan Akiolu, on Thursday said that President Goodluck Jonathan should not be blamed for the problems of Nigeria.

Akiolu said this while receiving Jonathan at his palace in Lagos.

He said that many of the problems in the country predated the Jonathan administration.

The President was in Lagos State for the flag-off of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP’s) presidential campaign at the Tafawa Balewa Square.

He was in the Oba’s palace to pay homage to him and seek his blessings before going to the campaign venue.

Akiolu said that fighting corruption was the responsibility of every Nigerian.

Also read: Obasanjo blasts Jonathan again

The Oba expressed confidence that Nigeria would be more united after the elections.

Akiolu accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of not treating Lagos well during his administration and leaving many problems unsolved in the country.

Earlier, Jonathan said that he came to the palace to pay homage to the royal father and sought his prayers and support for his ambition.

The president said that the Nigerian government under the PDP had done much for the country, contrary to claims by the opposition.
He said that his administration did not believe in blowing its trumpet but determined to meet the expectations of the citizenry.

Jonathan said that his administration had revived rail transport system, improved road network, created jobs and implemented policies aimed at economic advancement, among other achievements



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