Jaja Wachukwu: Details of Igbo Politician That First Says Lagos Is "No Man's Land" in Video

Jaja Wachukwu: Details of Igbo Politician That First Says Lagos Is "No Man's Land" in Video

  • The first speaker of the house of representatives, Jaja Abucha Wachukwu, has been revealed as the first Igbo politician that first referred to Lagos as no man's land
  • While Wachukwu made the claim in 1947, a two-term governor of Abia state and correct Senate chief whip, Orji Uzor Kalu, made a similar claim in 2013
  • The issue became a serious controversy in the build-up to the 2023 governorship election in Lagos state, where many Yoruba, the original owner of Lagos, felt insulted by the claim

Ikeja, Lagos - Jaja Anucha Wachukwu, the first speaker of the Nigeria House of Representatives, was the first Nigerian of Igbo extraction that referred to Lagos as "no man's land".

This was disclosed in a 7 minutes documentary video shared by History Ville on its Youtube page, revealing that Wachukwu made the comment in 1947.

Jaja Wachukwu/Orji Uzor Kalu/Lagos/2023 Election
Name of first Igbo politicians that first refers to Lago as noman's land Photo Credit: History Ville
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Is Lagos a "man's land"? Details reveal

The documentary further disclosed that a former governor of Abia state and senator representing Abia north made the same comment in 2013.

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According to the documentary, the aboriginal of Lagos was the Aworis, a group of people from Ife, the spiritual headquarters of the Yoruba people, while Benin was part of the Lagos civilisation.

The clause, "Lagos is no man's land", became very controversial in the build-up to the governorship and state house of assembly elections in the state.

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The controversy became heated after the Peter Obi of the Labour Party defeated Bola Tinubu, the perceived godfather of Lagos politics, in the February 25 presidential and national assembly election.

Following the outcome of the presidential election, many Lagos residents of southeast extraction endorsed the governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Lagos, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, who was alleged to be more Igbo than Yoruba person.

The personality of Rhodes-Vivour and the victory of Obi during the presidential election led to the launching of the clause "Lagos is no man's land" into the state's political space.

See the video below:

Man threatening to invite IPOB to Lagos arrested

Legit.ng earlier the Igbo leader who was seen in a viral video threatening to invite proscribed IPOB to Lagos has been arrested by the police.

Identify as Fredrick Nwajagu, the Eze Ndigbo of Ajao Estate in Lagos, made the threat in a viral video on Friday evening.

A source within the police disclosed that he had run out of the house when the police got there on Saturday morning but was traced to a nearby hotel in the Ejigbo area of the state.

Source: Legit.ng

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