Dayo Ekong, the chairman of the Labour Party (LP) in Lagos State, has refuted claims that the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, didn’t pay a visit to the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, during his campaign rally in the state on Saturday.
Ekong claims that when Obi wanted to go see the Oba, he was refused entry.
When asked about Obi’s campaign rally and the criticism that followed the former governor of Anambra for not paying a visit to the Oba of Lagos, Ekong said in an interview with Arise TV that they had been informed that the was unable to receive the politician.
Asked why Obi did not visit the Oba, Ekong said, “People should not say what they have no information about. Peter Obi respects culture. He visits traditional rulers in every state before going to campaign.
“In Lagos, he made attempts to see the Oba but was denied access. He wrote to the palace but the palace responded that the Oba was not available to receive him. He cannot then drive to the palace when he’s been told that the Oba is not available.”