Seeing how the remarks by Oba of Lagos, to Ndigbo that they must vote APC in Lagos State, or they would be thrown into the Lagoon, may affect the party’s chances in the forthcoming governorship election, party leaders have been making frantic efforts to not only appease the Ndigbo, but dissociate themselves as much as possible from the traditional ruler.
One of such leaders was the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, who urged the Ndigbo and other non-indigenes in the State to forgive all that has been said against them and move on for the sake of peace.
Buhari who spoke during a rally in Lagos to address the comments made by the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, described Lagos as home for all, adding that the time had come for Nigerians to look past ethnicity in the general interest of peace and unity.
Also, national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, urged non-indigenes in Lagos State, especially the Igbo, to ignore Oba Akiolu’s death threat, assuring the Igbo in Lagos that they need not be afraid and that they would never be discriminated against.
According to him, Akiolu was not a member of the APC and could not speak on behalf of the party.
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