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Lagos ruler slammed over threat to Igbos

07 April 2015, 13:01

Lagos - The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has been condemned for allegedly threatening Igbo people to vote for the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Akinwunmi Ambode, or perish in lagoon, Punch reports.

The leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos, Bode George, has said it was unfortunate that Akiolu had openly taken sides with a political party. He urged the monarch to relinquish his crown and go into partisan politics if he could not remain neutral.

George said this at a press conference in Lagos on Wednesday which was attended by a former Minister of Works, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe; the PDP Chairman in the state, Tunji Shelle; and other party leaders.

Also read: OPC members lead anti-Jega protest in Lagos

The Director of Media and Publicity of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode, described as unacceptable the alleged threat by Akiolu.

Fani-Kayode, in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday, said many of President Goodluck Jonathan’s supporters in the North received similar threats before the March 28 election.

He, however, urged the APC to call its supporters to order as no party had a monopoly of violence.

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