Did The Oba Of Lagos Really Threaten Igbo Residents Of The State With Death If They Don’t Vote APC For Governorship Elections???

429482_2_jpg156005c5baf40ff51a327f1c34f2975b

Several of Nigeria’s major newspapers like Thisday, Sun are reporting that the Oba of Lagos, threatened Igbo residents of Lagos State to either vote APC Guber candidate Akinwunmi Ambode or die!

According to reports the Oba Rilwan Akiolu while speaking at a meeting with Igbo leaders in Lagos, yesterday said,

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. Jonathan is my son and I speak to him everyday. By the grace of God, I am the owner of Lagos for the time being. This is an undivided chair. The palace belongs to the dead and those coming in the future.

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. I’m not ready to beg you. Nobody knew how I picked Ambode. Jimi (Agbaje) is my blood relation and I told him that he cannot be governor in Lagos for now. The future belongs to God. I am not begging anybody, but what you people cannot do in Onitsha, Aba or anywhere, don’t do it here.

If you do what I want, Lagos will continue to be prosperous for you. If you go against my wish, you will perish in the water.

He allegedly also added,

I am for the progress, growth and development of Lagos. Ambode is highly cerebral, he’s a symbol and he is going to deliver the message which I, the Oba of Lagos, have said. And he will govern the state for another eight years. He is going on a mission and God will give him the wisdom and knowledge to fulfill that mission. Almost a year ago, I declared that Ambode will be the next governor of Lagos and it will not change. From time immemorial, the previous occupiers of this house will say what they wanted after consultations with other people. And this hasn’t changed and it will not change at this time

It would appear that the threat worked because it is being reported that  the Eze-Ndigbo of Amuwo-Oriade, Dr. Gordian Dimojiaku, promised Akiolu that the Igbos in the state would support Ambode.

I hope this isn’t true because these are the type of statements that incite tribal prejudice & unrest…we want peace.

UPDATE: 5.00PM (GMT)

The Oba released a statement signed by one of his chiefs, the Oba shutting down the reports. Read it below

THE PALACE MAKES FURTHER CLARIFICATION ON THE STATEMENT BY THE OBA OF LAGOS.

?My attention has been drawn to a publication in a national newspaper where HRM Oba Riliwanu Akinolu was alleged to have threatened Igbos in Lagos to make them vote for Ambode.

Last Sunday, all honorary Eze Ndigbos in Lagos paid a courtesy call to HRM Oba Akinolu. At the meeting the visitors praised the Oba for his fatherly support for and cooperation with Igbos in. Lagos. They assured him of their continued good neighborliness with other tribes in Lagos and support everything that’ll further strengthen that harmony.

Oba Akiolu on his part acknowledged the enviable performance of Governor Fashola and his contribution to the growth of investments in Lagos. He gave the assurance that he is not disturbed or angry with South-East and South- South votes for President Jonathan as perceived by the Eze Ndigbos. The Obas thereafter called on the Igbos chiefs to show appreciation to Lagos State by supporting his candidate Mr. Ambode for continuity of excellence as they have earlier promised.

He assured them of his continued support? and assistance where needed and the meeting ended with the traditional breaking of kolas, alligator pepper, and bitter kola and pouring of liberation on the ground. It was within this context that that the tradition of Lagos with regard to the lagoon came up. It was noted that whoever works against the throne and the interest and peaceful co-existence of Lagos would end up in the lagoon as per tradition.

2.Oba Akiolu stated further that the Igbo people have not betrayed the throne. Lagos has also not betrayed the Igbo people. Lagos has done so much to make the Igbos comfortable and to prosper. For this, we expect reciprocal respect and understanding. The Oba of Lagos prays that the Lagoon and the throne will continue to bless and protect all those who reside and visit Lagos.

3. Oba Akiolu is the father of all irrespective of tribe, religion or political persuasion. In Lagos, we have an old traditional proverb that relates to the Lagoon. The Lagoon is unique to Lagos. The proverb stresses the need for unity and understanding when you do business in an environment and in this case when you live and do business in Lagos.

Oba Akiolu prays for peace for the land of Lagos and prosperity for all its inhabitants.

Chief Lateef Aderibigbe Ajose, Opeluwa of Lagos

April 6, 2015

 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Tags: ,

Previous Post: Next Post:

 

6 Responses to “Did The Oba Of Lagos Really Threaten Igbo Residents Of The State With Death If They Don’t Vote APC For Governorship Elections???”

  1. Princess Ifeoluwa April 6, 2015 at 09:43

    for wetin,lets slip i go follow d igbos,dis is wickness.

  2. Osmond Dubem Ikwueme April 6, 2015 at 10:12

    foolish if true..he has unwittingly made the apc candidate to lose

  3. EMEKA NWANKWO April 7, 2015 at 21:01

    This Very Calous And Crazy.
    Is It Because Buhari Won 2015 That A Tradtional Ruler Will Come To Public Insult And Threaten The Igbos If Not Voted For Apc Guber Canditate.
    Igbos Holds One Or Most The Biggest Investment Channels in Lagos & Nigeria At Lager. How Dare You Say Such Absurd Words To Us Without Remorse. Who Are U. Oba Enjoy Lagos While It Last Shortly The Igbos Will Commence Transfer of their Investment And Contributions From Lagos To Their Home Land. Are You Directly Telling Us That Igbos Are Nothing When It Comes To Apc As Your Choice Or Any Body. Igbos Are Not Foolish But As Wise As Any Thing You Can Think Of, Am A Proud Igbo Person And For This Reason Biafra People Please That Note And be Strong. The Spirit Of Biafra Will Never die But Liveth.

    • OK April 8, 2015 at 02:15

      Abeg face the matter at hand….what the oba said was despicable, but this has nothing to do with APC, because the oba supported jonathan and PDP for presidency.

  4. EMEKA NWANKWO April 7, 2015 at 21:15

    Oba can talk to the Igbo like this then tell us why Nigeria should not divived. why not tell APC pres. elect and Nigeria to allow the Igbos to go to their Biafran home land peacefully. we are tired of all these insolence and is time to dislocate from this evil Nigeria full of hate to Igbo and Biafran existence.

  5. BEN OKEREKE April 9, 2015 at 13:01

    Apc Has Been My Chioce Because We Igbos Are Living Witness To The Great Things That Apc Has Done For Lagogians And Others And That Gives Me Automatic Vote For Apc Guber Candidate. I Must Tell U If Oba Akiolu Was Joking That Was The Most Expensive Joke From Anybody Imposing Death To Ones Life Which Involved The Igbos In This Case. Personally And Am Having Second Thought About My Automatic Vote Until Oba Apologies Of His Silly Threat. Even fashola of lagos state can not make such a comment. Igbo Are Cowards That U Threaten And Push To Limit Instead We Fight Back. We Are Known For What Are Worldwide with other country Readily Open To Welcome Us.

Feel Free To Have Your Say:

Get an image with your comments. This site uses Gravatars. These are thumbnail pictures that show up beside your name when you leave a comment on this blog and the rest of the blogs you visit! Click here to get your FREE Gravatar