Oba Of Lagos Causes War On Twitter

Oba Of Lagos Causes War On Twitter

The governorship elections across the states in Nigeria will be coming up this Saturday, April 11.

In Lagos state, the battle for the post of governor is apparently between the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), even though there are other political parties which no one seems to be talking about.

Jimi Agbaje is the flag bearer of the PDP while AKinwumi Ambode is the APC candidate.

It is believed that Igbo residents in Lagos will vote for the PDP candidate, Agbaje.

This morning, Lagosians woke up to a threat by the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, who reportedly said Igbos living in Lagos should vote for Ambode, or else they will die in the lagoon.

Speaking at a meeting with Igbo leaders in the state, he was quoted as saying: “On Saturday, if anyone of you goes against Ambode who I picked, that is your end. If it doesn’t happen within seven days, just know that I am a bastard and it is not my father who gave birth to me.

“On Saturday, if anyone of you, I swear in the name of God, goes against my wish that Ambode will be the next governor of Lagos State, the person is going to die inside this water.”

READ ALSO: 2015: What Oba Of Lagos Has To Say About Endorsing Buhari As Presidential Candidate

This reported threat by the Oba of Lagos has gone viral and is causing a war on Twitter with Nigerians venting out their anger and throwing insults at the Oba.

Below are some of the tweets:

Some are however of the opinion that this is the handiwork of mischief makers. Some suspect there's some kind of foul play.

Trust Nigerians to always infuse sarcasm into almost everything. Some are being sarcastic about the alleged threat by the Oba. Below is what they have to say.

Some months back, the Oba of Lagos had said the Peoples’ Democratic Party will never produce a governor in Lagos state. According to him, Lagos would continue to have governors on the platform of the APC.

Source: Legit.ng

Authors:
Nkem Ikeke avatar

Nkem Ikeke (Copy editor) Nkem Ikeke is currently a copy editor who also writes for the politics and current affairs desk on weekends. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (2010), and has over 10 years of work experience in the media industry (Reporter, News Agency of Nigeria). Email: n.ikeke@corp.legit.ng

Online view pixel