Tinubu storms Oba palace with Certificate of Return, says I’ve brought World Cup
President-elect, Bola Tinubu, on Sunday returned to Lagos in a blaze of glory, describing his Certificate of Return as a World Cup he had brought home.
Bubbling with excitement, he thanked Nigerians for voting for him, assuring that he will not disappoint them.
Tinubu, who stormed the palace of the Eleko of Lagos, Oba Akiolu, thanked the monarch and other community leaders for their support and prayers.
Speaking in Yoruba , he said: “This certificate that I brought home is our own World Cup.”
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Oba Akiolu, who hugged the President-elect, wished him an eventful tenure.
The monarch described him as a special breed “who is destined for leadership at the very top.”
Oba Akiolu added: “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 you.”
Tinubu arrived to a rousy welcome at the presidential wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja in the afternoon.
He was received by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu, Chief of Staff Tayo Ayinde, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro and other top All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders.
The train later proceeded to the Iga-Iduganran Palace where the Oba Akiolu, other traditional rulers and white cap chiefs were already waiting.
Addressing the crowd at the palace, Tinubu likened the primary and the general election to a World Cup tournament.
Thanking Lagosians and Nigerians for his eventual victory, he promised to work assiduously for the country.
Tinubu specifically thanked Oba Akiolu and traditional rulers for his advice, support and cooperation.
Other traditional rulers 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 Dr. Muiz Banire, and Lagos APC Women Leader Jumoke Okoya-Thomas.