VIDEO Evidence: Indeed, Oba Akiolu Threatened the Igbos!
The statement this afternoon by the Paramount Ruler of Lagos Oba Rilwan Akiolu to debunk the allegations that he threatened the Igbos has been rubbished by the just released audio recordings of what Akiolu actually said during the meeting.
The Crown is heard clearly, saying that anyone who does not vote for Akinwunmi Ambode, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s governorship election will be sent into the Lagoon within seven days.(Scroll down for Video)
The audio, thus, provided the most credible evidence that the Oba of Lagos threatened Igbos during a meeting at his palace in downtown Lagos.
In a move that set the social media buzzling earlier today, the Paramount Ruler of Lagos Oba Rilwan Akiolu was alleged to have voiced out severe threats to the Igbo community on Sunday during a meeting held at his Palace with some Igbo leaders. This statement got angry responses from Igbos and Nigerians of every tribe alike who had express their displeasure on twitter and other social media.
The Palace had quickly reacted to the allegations by making further clarification on what transpired between the Oba Akiolu and the Igbo leaders. In a statement signed by Chief Lateef Aderibigbe Ajose, Opeluwa of Lagos, the Oba attempted to circumvent the truth about what transpired at the palace.
Parts of the statement read: “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 said.
“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.
“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.”
VIDEO (Full version): Oba of Lagos Threaten Igbos Over Governorship Election
Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress’ candidate Mr Akinwunmi Ambode in a new development has said he is not a tribalistic person and the Lagos he promises is one free for all.
“Every group in Lagos is safe in my hand as governor. I will not discriminate any religious or ethnic group. It is our lagos and we must build it together.” Ambode said this morning while addressing the National Progressives Ambassadors this morning.
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