Igbos In Lagos Dismisses Oba Akiolu's Threats

Igbos In Lagos Dismisses Oba Akiolu's Threats

Following the uproar caused by the comments by the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, where he threatened Igbos' resident in Lagos to vote for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Akinwunmi Ambode, a cross-section of Igbos in the Lagos metropolis have dismissed the threats of the monarch. 

Some of the Igbos in Lagos State in reaction to the threat, have dared not to vote for  Ambode in the forthcoming Saturday election, daring Akiolu to go ahead with his threat.

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A cross section of the Igbo community who spoke to Post Nigeria on Monday via telephone interview, insisted that the Oba of Lagos cannot intimidate them to vote against their choice, stressi

A business man known as Ikechukwu Nwosu who has lived in Lagos for 20 years, said the Igbos cannot be coerced to vote against their will. He urged the Oba to go ahead with his threat.

Another source who spoke on the condition of anonymity said that the Igbo community will not be cowed by a frustrated Oba who knew that his candidate would lose gallantly in the forth coming governorship election.

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Another source Nkechi Uche stated “whosoever want to fight against the Igbos, is trying to fight against God. We are not the only electorates in Lagos State. Why must he threaten us? Can the Oba do that to the Hausa community in Lagos?", she queried.

Another source who spoke at length condemned the statements credited to the Oba of Lagos, stressing that it was “barbaric, undemocratic and uncalled for".

Meanwhile, the Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), has issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the monarch asking him to “retract and unconditionally apologise to Ndigbo” over the  death threats.

Source: Legit.ng

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Jerrywright Ukwu Jerrywright Ukwu is an Abuja-based senior political/defence correspondent. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at jerrywright39@yahoo.com.

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