Oba Akiolu declared that has stated his readiness to meet with Peter Obi at anytime, adding that the Labour Party Presidential candidate is a complete gentleman.
According to Oba Akiu, he has a cordial relationship with the Igbos in Lagos.
He made the remarks while hosting the former Lagos Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, who paid him a courtesy visit in the company of the new Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa.
A female Labour Party supporter accused the monarch of rejecting Peter Obi’s invitation to visit him at his Iduganran palace on Lagos Island.
Oba Akiolu stated that he has a friendly relationship with the Igbos in Lagos and that the late President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief George Obiozor, was a close friend of his.
“No presidential candidate has contacted me to say they are coming to see me.
“If anybody writes to me, I cannot deny them, but as far as Peter Obi is concerned, whom I see as a complete gentleman, he has not approached me.
“I was always with the late Ohanaeze President, Obiazor, every weekend when he was alive, and anytime I travelled to New York, he would always come to pick me up at the airport.
“So, I have no grudge against any Igbo man. I respect people, and I don’t fear anybody,” Akiolu said.
Speaking further, he commended the former Lagos CP, Alabi, for his performances during his tenure.
Addressing the new CP, Akiolu said: “Try to hold your religion. If you are a Christian or Muslim, practice your religion and look after the welfare of the people under you.
“I don’t take nonsense, but I don’t have reservoirs of knowledge. From what I know about you, you will do well.
“Anything you do, do it with honesty. What you don’t want the citizens to do to you, don’t do it to them. I am giving you the assurance that we will cooperate with you.”