Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, reluctant to clarify anti-Igbo comments

Oba of Lagos

The Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu, is reluctant to clear the air on the anti-Igbo statements attributed to him on Sunday, PREMIUM TIMES can report.

During a courtesy visit by Eze Ndigbos (Igbo traditional rulers) in all the local governments in Lagos at the Oba’s palace, Mr. Akiolu reportedly said that the Igbos resident in Lagos should cast their votes for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Akinwunmi Ambode, or perish inside the lagoon.

PREMIUM TIMES’ reporters were not at the event where Mr. Akiolu spoke. But repeated efforts by this newspaper to reach the Lagos monarch on Monday for his reaction were unsuccessful.

When this newspaper called the Oba on his mobile telephone on Monday morning, his aide, who answered the call, said Mr. Akiolu was in a meeting and could not immediately respond to the matter.

Our reporter stressed the urgency of our enquiry and requested the aide to help pass our message to the monarch without delay. 

He promised to do that after explaining that he (aide) was not competent to confirm or deny what the Oba said at the event.

But over two hours after our call, the Oba’s palace is yet to revert to us. Subsequent phone calls to the monarch’s telephone lines were unanswered.

However, four people, including a journalist, who were at the meeting at the Iga Idunganran palace on Lagos Island confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES that Mr. Akiolu indeed made the statements attributed to him.

One of those who was at the meeting said that after Mr. Akiolu ended his diatribe to the Igbo leaders, he walked out on them.

“When he came down the stairs to meet with us, he was already vibrating with anger,” said a source who preferred not to be named.

Gordian Ojiako, Eze Ndi-Igbo in Amuwo-Oriade, confirmed the incident adding that Mr. Akiolu said worse things to them before storming out of the room.

“It will be wrong to challenge him inside his palace,” Mr. Ojiako told PREMIUM TIMES on Monday, adding that he was not yet ready to speak to journalists on the matter.

“We will go back and convene a meeting of Igbo stakeholders and respond to him appropriately.”

Mr. Akiolu had reportedly dared the Igbo chiefs to go against his wish in the forthcoming governorship election and face his wrath.

“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,” major national newspapers quoted the monarch as saying.

“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.

Mr. Ambode of the APC and Jimi Agbaje of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are the two major contenders in the governorship election holding on April 11 across the country.

Last year, Mr. Akiolu had endorsed the candidature of Mr. Ambode, urging Lagosians to cast their votes for him.

But there are indications that the Igbos resident in Lagos will, like they did in the presidential election, vote massively for the PDP.

In the presidential election, the APC defeated the PDP by 160,000 votes, with a huge chunk of the latter’s votes coming from Igbo dominated areas.

The PDP also won three House of Representatives’ ticket in Lagos – all of them in areas where the Igbos have a majority population.

Mr. Akiolu reportedly said he would not beg the Igbos in Lagos to cast their votes for the APC candidate.

“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,” he said.

“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.”

The monarch noted that Mr. Ambode would continue the progress and development of the state.

“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 said.

“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.”

Mr. Akiolu further said that Lagos is poised to regain all it had lost since Independence, adding that Mr. Ambode’s administration would be a government of progress.

“And because of Ambode, I went to Mecca, Saudi Arabia and I gave all the groups there $250, 000 to pray for Ambode. So how can I say something and some people will go against it?”

“For the Igbos and others in Lagos, they should go where the Oba of Lagos head to. When they were coming to the state, they didn’t come with all their houses. But now they have properties in the state. So they must do my bidding. And that is the bidding of the ancestors of Lagos and God.”

Responding, Mr. Ojiako promised Mr. Akiolu that the Igbos would support the APC in the gubernatorial election in the state.

“The mistake of last Saturday was caused by everybody, not only the Igbos. It is not only the Igbos that were responsible for the votes. But we have learnt our lesson. Saturday’s election is going to be a different thing and Ambode is going to win,” Mr. Ojiako, who spoke on behalf of the Igbo Chiefs, reportedly said.

“Everybody knows that when you fail the first time, you cannot afford to fail again. We are going to tell our people that Ezes from the 20 local governments and 37 local council development areas are here and that we have sworn with the Oba that we are going to make sure that Ambode wins next Saturday’s election.”


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  • Otile

    There is no need for elections then, awon almighty Islamic Caliph ordained by Prophet Mohammed himself for Eko should declare his hand-picked prime minister the winner, and ban all elections in Lagos. What a hateful arrogant idiotic_oba! Kabiyesi my foot.

    • john

      Mind your language

      • Otile

        Tell the mumu oba to mind his language too.

        • Snipper

          Una get time

      • Yeye Oba

        Tell your clueless mumuistic and thug like useless monarch to mind his language. If that brazenly uncultured specie is who you chose as Oba, then one can begin to understand how the Gbana major whose parternity is in dispute, got elected as your Governor.

        Threatening a people with death is just stuuuuuuuuuuuuuupiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiid!

        • McAlfred Uta

          His Police background where juniors are asked to take bribe and report back to Ogas may have been responsible. How else can an apolitical Traditional Ruler come out brazenly to support one Lagosian against another. Unfortunately, the Security Agencies will not go after him until GMB takes over and call him to order.

  • James Breen

    Oh well, nothing to do with democracy then !! Vote for WHO you are told to vote for, not who you WANT to vote for. This is what is killing Nigeria and will continue to destroy the country. I am not Igbo, but who is this man to dictate to Igbos to tell them that they will perish if they do not vote for his preferred candidate. ? Nigerian politics is so medieval and tribalistic, it makes the Taliban seem modern and progressive

    • Otile

      Yoruba hatred for Igbo is deep-rooted. This hateful oba reminds us of Awolowo, Adekunle, Col Mobolaji Johnson and Fashola. The right thing for Igbo in Nigeria is secession. The hatred is too much.

      • James Breen

        Personally I don’t believe in secession but I can see your point. It is disgraceful. How long can this hatred continue. Like I said I am not Igbo but it is disgusting that this form of inter-racism exists against Igbos in Nigeria. The war finished 45 years ago !

      • faderera

        The igbos intellectuals needs to reappraise their politics and social interactions in order to situate the position of their race in a plural society driven by several post-colonial pillar of divides. The jews faced such racial antagonism and persecution wherever they go until they appreciate that their political destinies and that of their host communities are intertwined and redirect their steps. Strategic alliance and wisdom is required for igbos continued prosperity, not unbridled arrogance and immodest pride. All thesame, Elekos verbal terrorism is, with due respect, reckless

        • Otile

          The only useful advise I expect you to give Ndigbo is to secretly develop the dirty bomb and be ready to cure their oppressors of madness as the good Jewish people did. There can be not compromise with congenital haters.

  • Emeka

    as an Igbo person living in Lagos, i want to vote for Ambode, but if this silly Oba doesn’t issue a public apology to the Igbos and declare that anybody can vote for anybody, then i may just skip voting. I can’t vote for Agbaje and cant vote for a party that will tolerate this silly Oba.

    • James Breen

      You should vote for who you want to vote for, not who you are TOLD to vote for. Have some backbone and stand up to this man who thinks he is so dominant.

      • Emeka

        I want to vote for Ambode but i will not till this Oba issues a very public apology. I basically don’t care what he says personally, but as an Oba of Lagos, he cant threaten any ethnic group

        • Guest

          Like James said vote your conscience, this Oba has prophetically pronounced a curse on his own head,…” The palace belongs to the dead and those coming in the future.”

          • James Breen

            Thank you Guest. For the last week we have heard about how democracy finally arrived in Nigeria as Jonathan relinquished power without argument. Less than seven days later and we have someone threatening death to Igbos unless they follow his command. Is this democracy !! Like I said in my earlier post, i am not Igbo but I believe in fairness and believe that every human being has the right to live, irrespective of where he or she comes from, their race, tribe or ethnicity.

      • Steve Odogun-Fams

        Sir, Oba Akinolu, please don’t start another civil war. Most of us understand how ungrateful these privilege people have abused our land and the level of hatred they have shown to their host communities. We
        understand that very few non Ibo’s owned a parcel of land in their place and your statement as a royal father may incite the good people of South West to chase these people out of our land because of their senseless act to their host communities. When these happened they will be sent out of the North too and their trading will be in jeopardy. We understand their love for money and their little mind set. We understand that we as the original owners (Lagosian) have so much to lose if we fall in opposition party again. But a softer language could have help giving your position as a royal father. Kabiyesi o o. They are from a culture
        that does not have a reputable king or leaders (Republicans) the richest man at any point in time chair the family- what a shameless culture. We understand that our culture respect elders and leaders not just money that comes from no origin. Its understanding that is one Nigeria and our Unity is paramount but don’t make us a loser this time around.

  • Useless Journalism

    But why did the overly partisan APC Times (Premium Times) not publish the initial story about the useless, ethnically misguided and mumuish comments of the so called Monach? …Is it because he is not a Pro Jonathan? …See your lives?…The original news is everywhere including ‘this day papers’ etc

  • Otile

    Nigeria is headed for a blood bath, only God knows how it is going to end. The persecution of Igbo people is equivalent to that of the Jews. After several massacres of the Jewish people, they prayed to God and God saved them from Islamists and haters. May Almighty and Merciful God save my people from Islamists and haters. Amen

    • Guest

      Get lost! and stop patronizing the Igbo’s a reasonable person knows what the traditional ruler said was wrong at all levels.

      • Otile

        What then is your point? By the way, are you a guest in Nigeria?

  • Frank Bassey

    This is just the beginning. The real APC character has not emerged. Ndigbo also have ancestors who guide them even outside their homes just like the Yoruba ancestors guide their people in Diaspora.

  • Islamist _Terrorists_in_Power

    …..It has no other name, it is called Terrorism!

    • chilee mark

      I don’t blame rilwan or whatever is called because useless igbo spent palm win tappers like orjiakor visited him with lies that they represented the igbos. Honestly no busy/meaningful igbo-man can pay any form of visit to this clueless person.

  • Islamist _Terrorists_in_Power

    …..It has no other name, it is called Terrorism!

  • Islamist _Terrorists_in_Power

    …..It has no other name, it is called Terrorism!

  • the truth

    In a civilized world this good for nothing mumu should have resigned his post, secondly wats up with apc times not publishing the initial remarks and comments. For the first time this paper wants to call to assertain if it is true, they had to wait for over 36 hours to put this as news. This is shame on Lagos and Nigeria.

  • Wähala

    Igbos should disregard this mini ewedu Oba and go out and vote for the better candidate, this clown and those who visited him have but one vote each and cannot tell anybody who to vote for. And for the chieft’s bigoted tirade, serious and sane Igbo leaders like Chf. Emeka Anyioku, Osita Okechuckwu, Gov. Rochas Okoroncha et al, should petition the ICC & UN reps in Nigeria about the incendiary statements attributed to the senseless Oba, with the OPC running wild in the West, should violence ensue resulting the loss of Igbo lives… Akiolu will know who survived a pogrom and will have no subjects to lord over after Ndigbo finish dealing with him and that useless shrine he occupies. Stuupid old pfool claiming he chose the Governor for Lagos State thus, he’s the voice of the people in a democracy. So much for the much taunted Egba enlightenment. Chump!

    • the truth

      I agree with you. People should be allowed to cast their votes and should not be threatened if they don’t vote for the oba’s choice they would die.

      • Wähala

        Nothing will happen if people vote their conscience, if anybody will die after 7 days of the election na dat yeye Oba, his curse is nothing but Yoruba gra-gra (aka, shakara) but my anger is with those who equally promised to ensure Ambode emerges Governor. They simply do not and cannot tell anyone who to vote for as seen in Ife where Buhari trashed Dumbo despite Ooni leading a fake prayer/blessing/anointing prayers… Hahaha!

    • D.A

      If you dont like what he said within his domain….leave! Now get lost!

      • Wähala

        @Dele Awogbeoba…
        Nobody is leaving an inch of Ile Eko for clowns in your like, ok? Not Aboki, not yan-mmiri, not Ijaws and nobody who contributed to building the city is going anywhere because of a useless atheist Oba Akiolu. He does not represent nor speak for the Yoruba not even those within his mini fiefdom. Yours and his hatred for Ndigbo is out of envy but under the law (locally & int’lly) you pfools are handicapped and can only burn in your conscious hatred for the Igbo are in Eko to stay… forever! Start sh*t was what I wrote at @Deri long ago after his moron must have been voted out, let the better candidate win come Satruday and truly I tell you, nothing will happen. This Oba is a moron and a mega disgrace to the Throne he occupies, sane & smart Monarchs around Nigeria would be ashamed to associate with him after Igbos run his ass down on this… you just stay tuned, Odia Ofeimun aka DA!

        • Guest

          Wähala! you are one among many post tribal Nigerians, You know better to allow all these loose cannons to work your nerves, don’t give them the satisfaction.

      • israel amulum

        You are already lost.he has no domain,.

      • the truth

        This your mentality is disturbing. If in 2015 u still think like this, i must confess u are still in chains

        • D.A

          Worry about yourself. Whislt you are at, please point to the enlightening attitude of your people to settlers in the East!

    • Oba Rilwanu Akiolu

      Shut up! I am not worse than Buhari.

      • Wähala

        Go tell your moma to shut her knees. How I wish you were the real yeye Oba so I can undress you in public. Do you think Igbos care about his rants? We don’t have a Kabiyesi before whom everybody rolls themselves on the floor in eye-service salutations. Go siddon! That Oba will die before all the Igbos who vote (Agbaji or Ambode) in this elections, se bi e say na 7days… just watch what becomes of Akiolu, very soon he will know the power of Amadioha Alaigbo. He was wrong and should apologize if he’s civilized… O’pari !!!

        • Festuso

          Why don’t you people just go influence governance in the states allocated to you instead of trying to dictate things in another man’s home. When it starts, I can see you people catching your night buses again and shouting marginalisation which you would have brought upon yourselves!

    • Ade

      We are in democracy. Freedom of choice is a right to every Nigerian. Ibos have the right to vote anyone they so desire. Oba Akiolu is on his own. His utrerances are not royal. As a matter of fact he is operating at the same level of Ashari Dokubo. This is quite shameful. I would have expected the oba to appeal for support from ibos instead of this empty threat. We the Yoruba should note that we are fast becoming the minority tribe in Lagos State. In about 10 years time, I see a non yoruba becoming the governor of Lagos State because democracy is a game of number and there is nothing anybody can do about it. I am praying to be alive to see that day.

  • Niger Delta Spring????

    Nigerian Elections 2015:—-

    “..Nigeria remain very divided, It is not a victory of the people, but victory of regional conspiracy and supremacy.”North/Yoruba against the Niger Delta, South East & Middle Belt…” ———– NDPSF/NDPVF

    • James Breen

      Yes that is how it is looking. Interesting how since the election so many people outside Nigeria are seeing the divisions so clearly. The North and the South West against the Niger Delta, south east and the middle region as you said. Someone called it the Niger Delta Republic !!!

  • Phillip

    Little by little, the apc Islamists are exposing themselves

  • Niger Delta Spring???

    Nigerian Elections 2015:—-

    “Nigeria remain very divided, It is not a victory of the people, but victory of regional conspiracy and supremacy.”North/Yoruba against the Niger Delta, South East & Middle Belt’-NDPSF/NDPVF

  • Otile

    Islamization has just started. We told you. Will Buhari condemn this threat of genocide against Igbo? Let us see. Buhari has condemned the Islamic massacres in Kenya, but not this impending one in Nigeria again Igbo race.

    • Ade

      Otile, don’t bring religion into this. This is my problem with bigoted people like you. This mumu Oba is on his own. He did not speak on behalf of either yoruba in Lagos or general buhari. More over the two major gubernatorial candidates are yoruba CHRISTIANS. Igbos in Lagos should vote for their preferred candidate and there is nothing anybody can do about it. Akiolu threat is nothing but empty. He must also realise that yoruba will become the minority tribe in Lagos in about 10 years time. I see a non yoruba candidate becoming the governor of Lagos State in 2025 because democracy is a game of number. I look forward to that day because it will mark the end of tribalism in Nigeria.

      • Festuso

        What a load of rubbish! Do you also see a Yoruba being allowed to become Governor of Anambra, Abia or Ebonyi State? Maybe your vision is only restricted to the takeover of Yoruba states by non-Yorubas!

        • Joseph

          Thank you Festuso. Thank you for your statement. A vote for JJK is a vote for Igbo and a vote for Ambode is a vote for the yoruba.

          • Otile

            In that case, JJK is going to win big. God is greater than the devil.

      • Otile

        Has Imam Buhari denounced the oba? Has Imam Buhari not denounced the Islamic attack in far away Kenya? Are Igbo people supposed to play dead until the powerful Awon Kabiyesi of Lagos drowns all of them in the sea? Don’t you see that in every decade haters all over Nigeria like to exterminate Ndigbo just like other haters tried to exterminate the Jewish people? Have you ever heard of the treatment given to Igbo by the following powerful Nigerians: Sarduana of Sakwoto, Yakubu Gowon, Yakubu Danjuma, Jeremiah Awolowo, Ben Adekunle, Col Mobolaji Johnson, Fashola, and now Awon Kabiyesi of Lagos.

        I tell what, the best thing is for Igbo to secretly develop the dirty bomb and cure their enemies of madness. What do you think?

    • Eniolataiwo

      Idiota

      • Otile

        Can’t even spell idiot_correctly. Odale

    • Festuso

      Genocide against Igbo race? What a joke. Why can’t the Igbo race stay in the states allocated to them? You go to someone else’s home and you want to dictate what happens there….and then you start screaming genocide. What nonsense!

      • Otile

        Because you stole our resources to develop your land. Economics dictates that progressive people congregate to a meeting ground for development. Since Eko was developed with our resources every country in continent Nigeria congregates there, not only Ndigbo. Are you so daft as not to see other ethic groups there?

        Again before Abuja was developed with resources from SE SS did you see any Yoruba there? Now go to developed Abuja every other person you see there is Odua. Why not stay back in Osun, Epe, Ijebu Ugbo and other Yariba natural areas? What is driving you all to Abuja?

        Yorubas are the worst hypocrites on God’s earth.

    • FISH

      Mumu…The candidate of APC is a christian

      • Joseph

        Really Mumu

        • Otile

          You are right. The so called oba is mumu.

      • Otile

        Is the mumu oba Christian too?

    • Joseph

      Mumu Otile, give yourself brain. Lagos belongs to the Yorubas. We will not allow you fools to Igbonism us.

      You either take our instructions or leave Lagos. JKK has always been my candidate but with the agreement with the Igbo , I will cast my vote for the winning party like i did in the presidential election before they turn Yoruba land to the Igbos.

      Vote APC vote Change

  • Peter Leonard

    In reality, y are the igbo leaders goin against the local authority?

    • Wähala

      Are you mad?
      What local authority can order his subjects who to vote for in a democratic election… much less visitors?
      You clowns can roll your Armani Suits in the gutter for a demi-god Oba, Ndigbo stand up to bang elbows with any man regards the length of his fila. He’s Oba for his people and not the elected Governor who happens to be the Chief Exec of the State. Akiolu is a tout oba and a disgrace to the tradition he inherited. His ass is on fire on this… stay tuned!

    • israel amulum

      You are stupid,get out of this forum please

      • Festuso

        ….and who the hell do you think you are to tell him to get out of the forum? Was the forum created to air your own views alone?

  • Tunde Afeez

    TO HELL WITH OBA OF LAGOS. OTHERS TOO HUSTLE TO MAKE LAGOS WHAT IT IS TODAY NOT ONLY YOUR FATHERS. UNA GO SURPRISE COME SATURDAY 11TH APRIL 2015. NA CHANGE ALL THE WAY BE IT IN PDP BASKET OR WHEREVER IT COMES. ENOUGH IS ENPUGH MR. CORRUPT OBA NONSENSE!!!

  • _Proudly Niger Deltan

    This Monarch must be damn crazyyy!!!

    He needs help. I suggest they give him some 2.5 Litres of pure Sapele Water to drink so that he can get his brain to function normally again. But this is what you get when people get into Presidency by violence and threats of violence.

    But the Oba is mistaken. He probably feels he is threatening his fellow Yoruba people who are quite malleable once threatened.

    • i-priest

      This article is written by an IGBO person. It is a shame, probably having been paid by the Agbaje, the loser’s camp, who by the way is being bankrolled by several reactionary forces with questionable sources of income. It is also a shame to PREMIUM TIMES to print this rubbish. The Oba of Lagos is a lovely gentleman, a true guest-loving and hospital individual. No matter what Agbaje does, by God’s Grace Lagos will not be in the opposition and with thieves like Bode George. Ibos should stop being primitive and primordial and respect the choices of their hosts. After all, they do say, “Lagos is no man’s land!” yeah, like Umuahia or On its ha are no man’s land.

      • James Breen

        No disrespect intended, but how do you KNOW the article was written by an Igbo person ? In any case, even if the article was written by an Igbo person, what about the Obas comments. Did he say it or didn’t he say it ? The above article says ” However, four people, including a journalist, who were at the meeting at the Iga Idunganran palace on Lagos Island confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES that Mr. Akiolu indeed made the statements attributed to him. “

        • i-priest

          Ben Ezeamalu is the author, my friend. And PREMIUM TIMES is a compromised medium, trying to reach the stars on printing just anything. I can only wonder when the Ezeamalus were Hausas or Yoruba for that matter!

          • James Breen

            Ok, fair point about the author but the key issue now is should the Oba be saying that Igbos will perish if they do not vote for his preferred candidate.

          • i-priest

            Bible says,my dear friend James, “Search all things and hold to that which is the truth!” you were not there at Oba’s palace and do not allow bitterness and arrogance and hate to fill your heart. Agbaje camp is desperate, seeing they have no foundation to build on. Pray for the Peace of the land wherein you dwell, is the admonition of the Lord to us His people. If Igbos were smart upstairs and not dumb, they will vote Ambode In OjoAlaba, Alimosho, and co. If they do this, we wlil know at the end of the poll. In Lagos as at today, the safety of the Yoruba is the safety of the Igbo. ONE LOVE! Let’s get together and be alright!

          • James Breen

            Thank you for your reply. My friend, I am not bitter or arrogant at all. I have no bitterness against any Igbo or Yoruba or Hausa, Fulani, Efik, Calabar Uhrobo, or ANYONE for that matter. There may or may not be merits in the points that you made about Agbaje and Ambode. All I am saying is that people should be allowed to vote for who they wish.

          • Swagger

            What a priest you are! This story has been in several major media since yesterday. Today, while others are castigating Premium Times for not publishing, and indeed running this version that appears fair by trying to reach the Oba, you are here i-priesting, and knowing how an Igbo man wrote the report and how the paper is compromised. You should be ashamed of your calling and try another job. I suggest being a thug if you are not one already…

  • amazing2012

    When PDP Chairman visited Owerri with jonalost last two weeks, the…… Of Owerri greeting jonalost with a statement that “he now believe Ojukwu is not dead”. What does this statement meant ? Taking this country to the path of war through deliberate civil unrest and hate sabotage !!

  • israel amulum

    Who is this animal that calls himself a traditional ruler.he is not just an idiot,he is a lunatic and an imbecile.iam angry with the ojiakor man that replied him.his ancestors cannot save his miserable life talk less of killing people.idiot

    • Magenta

      Igbos Are no longer welcome to the south west or North they should be rejected .

      • James Breen

        So basically you are saying that a particular group of Nigerians are not welcome in a particular region in Nigeria, based on their tribal ethnicity. Wow. that really is a profound statement !! Adolf Hitler had the same theory in Germany in the mid-late 1930s

        • Jack

          He just told you the truth,?take it or leave it! Igbos won’t take over Lagos! They’re not the only ethnic group in Lagos and its unbecoming of them now to want to change the demographics of Lagos! The Yorubas have to wake up now otherwise these intolerant people will start

          • BankyMons

            Cry me a river!

          • James Breen

            I am not advocating for Igbos or anyone else to take over Lagos. What I am saying is that people should be able to vote for who they wish to vote for. You cant just say take it or leave it. If that was the case everyone in the various regions would have their own fiefdoms and the country would not be able to function. You know Lagos better than I do, so I ask this question. How does a vote for Jimi Agbaje change the demographics of Lagos ?

          • Joseph

            God Bless you Jack. We will force they out of yoruba land, they should go and do their business in SS and SE. Useless set of people. That is the reason why some yoruba people hardly give house to them.

      • vanguardBest

        We are here to stay as one Nigeria. You failed to support Biafra now deal with it!

  • Mama Kay

    God bless you Kabiyesi. The Igbos are the most intolerant tribe in Nigeria to settlers but go to other parts of the country and misbehave.

    • Joseph

      Thank you.

  • Ik 5

    ik 5

  • Ik 5

    He must be high on something!

    • Festuso

      He’s not high on anything…if you don’t like what he said, go try it in Kano or Kaduna State and see what fate befalls you. You people like to dish out what you cannot take…..do the Yoruba or Hausa come to Abia, Enugu, Anambra or Ebonyi to dictate who occupies the Government House there? You people should be reasonable….you either support his chosen candidate or abstain from voting!

      • James Breen

        So what happened to democracy that everyone was raving about last wee ?. The Oba has threatened that Igbos will perish if they dont vote for his candidate but he has not made any rational argument as to WHY they should vote for his preferred candidate. Just asking !!

        • Jack

          If you want to know what happened to democracy, then go ask in SE

          • James Breen

            You tell me, what happened in SE ?

      • kevenreal

        APC the janjaweed party is showing their true colour. These people are anything but democratic. Igbos will never take order from this tout Oba. I can bet with my life on that.

  • MLT

    He won’t refute it because he made d statements. All we know is he isn’t God and d Igbo race will vote their choice come 11th of April. He can’t force anyone on anybody!

  • Jack

    Kabiyesi.. Well let them try and start going against us and they sha know Lagos is not igboland and exactly what they can not do in Onitsha, they want to start doing in Lagos. 3 Igbos were elected to NASS and then thereafter they want to change what we want for Lagos! No! No other ethnic group will dictate to the Obi of Onitsha! Let this rubbish stop now!

    • Wähala

      Not even 10million OPC drug addicts can uproot the Igbo from Lagos, hia me so? Not 1000 Akiolus can pronounce sh*t on Igbos and it comes to pass. He’s on his own and has lost all rights to respect either as man or local deity. Talk and threats are free noise, let Akiolu order his subjects but he damn sure cannot order any Igbo within territorial integrity of Nigeria to do his bidding. His is but a ceremonial title, when it comes down to busting balloons is when he will know who will drown in the Atlantic Ocean trying to escape to Cotonou… Cowards!

      • Jack

        Well I suppose you should go ahead and tell him that! Yall threatened hell and brimstone if Gej isn’t reelected, how come you haven’t done anything yet, we are sweeping Lagos free of corruption and impunity brought by PDP and the Igbos calling the PDP Igbo party, were they the ones that started PDP. Obj started PDP with the others like Etiebet, how many of these are still PDP today? It’s all empty barrel making the loudest noise. Kabiyesi isn’t even the one to check the Igbos in Lagos, it will be ordinary yoruba lagosians. Sorry you won’t take over Lagos, Lagos is not Aba! WTF!

        • Wähala

          I’m no fan of Dumbo and he is not the topic. The idiotic Oba of Lagos Island is the pfool on Bunsen Burner, not one Igbo man gives a hoot out there about what the clown said… and there’s not one Yoruba tout in Lagos mad enough to heed any silly advises from a deranged monarch. Again, talk is free… start sh*t and see who the real brave hearts are. Shikena!

        • Swagger

          @Wahala rooting for Gej? Where are you waking from? Again, sweeping Lagos free of PDP’s corruption and impunity? Are you dreaming? Has PDP- the party we all despise- ever governed Lagos for a second? Take your drink and go back to bed…

      • i-priest

        Yorubas are cowards? Ask 3:47:36 PM Benjamin Adekunle of blessed memory! A true Yoruba warrior saved the day by destroying all of the primitive Ibos fortifications at Port Harcourt. He had a nickname: The Black Scorpion. The Ibos want it always their way, 99% for Ibos and 1% for the rest. Vagabonds should stay home. They so much need Nigeria for thei fake market products yet always, bla, bla, bla about secession and starting Biafra. Parasites.

        • Wähala

          No state in Nigeria can survive without Ndigbo… and, that’s Gospel. Take it or drop it, not even this dirty clown in feathery hat can order Igbos around in his enclave or anywhere else for that matter. That Oba erred and if responsible, must apologize as that would be the honorable thing to do. His curses and tirade are empty words in the wind. Touch an Igbo and torch Nigeria… simple as dat!

  • BankyMons

    E don set na? Nigerians will get what they deserve! When the country burns, it will consume both kings and peasants alike and will not spare any ethnic group. It is a slippery slope, change your ways now!!!!

    • Jack

      The country will not burn! Didn’t the doomsayers say NIGERIA will tear apart on the Presidential election. The Igbos should move to Bayelsa, Lagos is West not East and these Igbos are chewing more than they could bite, the yoruba liberalism is our greatest undoing. We all voted for Gej in 2011 as against ACN,and now no one shall tell Igbos where to vote in the East but that nonsense shouldn’t be brought to Lagos, the Oba of Lagos isn’t just for Xmas! He’s the paramount ruler of Lagos and has the right to say how Lagos should be run as the Obi dictates in Onitsha

      • BankyMons

        Need not respond to a low life, please move along and don’t let the door hit you while you are at it!

        • Jack

          Truth is harmful to you! Low lives with high intelligence is what NIGERIA needs, not high lives with low intelligence.

      • James Breen

        Can you clarify please. What do you mean the Igbo should move to Bayelsa ?

      • Michael

        The Obi does not dictate to voters in Onitsha

      • vanguardBest

        Nigeria is for all. Nobody stops you from living in Igboland and voting in elections there as you wish. Stop the hatred of Igbos. The igbo wanted to leave Nigeria but you would not let them do so, now deal with it!

  • Jack

    Try it and you know! Even the bible says respect authority! It’s all these greedy landowners selling land to Igbos in Lagos and those landowner shall be told how their land came to be. Enough is Enough!

    • Michael

      Oh, it is now you remember your Bible! When the likes of you including Rev Mbaka were insulting the President, it was fine. Mind you Ndigbo did not insult Oba Akiolu to warrant this kind of threat. Igbos have put the lives of 7 million of kith and kin in Lagos in Oba Akiolu’s hands

      • Jack

        As a yoruba, I will defend Mbaka for saying the truth and he never insulted the President, he told Gej the truth as its now obvious Gej failed woefully and Gej himself said he was in a cage, so is it not right to allow the man out of the cage and go home? Truth is Toxic to people like you

        • Michael

          He said from Goodluck to Badluck, I guess that was not an insult

  • Adeyemi

    I don,t really understand what has happened to Kabiyesi. He should remain neutral since he is suppose to be a father to all his subjects. There must be a big reason why Oba is particularly interested in a candidate. It is disgusting, embarrassing and shameless for highly revered Oba to throw caution to the wind by associating publicly with a political party. This is a modern society and Oba is not immune to the law of the land. It is a fundamental right of every Nigerian to participate and cast their vote to any candidate of their choice without any fear.

    • i-priest

      Adeyemi, it’s untrue. It’s all politics and it’s election time in Lagos Date. If truly you answer your name and truly a Yoruba Omoluwabi, then dig deeper and find out more about the Oba of Lagos., a true humane and hospitable man. Yorubas in general and Lagos in particular, have been a place of refuge for the Igbos. When the North crisis came and over 60,000 Ibos were massacred above the Niger, Yorubas welcomed them with open arms, only for the Ibos to face Lagos to attack and try to capture it, instead of staying in the East to defend their borders. I am writing on the great Battle of Ore. Of course, God Himself went against them and no single returned alive: they were annihilated at Ore. Yes, that is the story behind IJA ORE.

      • BankyMons

        “,,,,,,,,,and Lagos in particular, have been a place of refuge for the Igbos”.,,,,,,,,,Shut up! Igbos cannot be refugees anywhere in Nigeria! Jeez!!!! Some people are simply insufferable!

      • kevenreal

        Yourubas like you always manage to stand logic on its head. All the oil money from Igbo oil producing states being sent to prop up SW states means nothing to you?

  • Festuso

    The truth is always bitter to swallow. Can the Igbos go to Kano or Kaduna to constitute themselves into a group to dictate who occupies the Government Office there? Whenever the Igbos become too controlling overthere, the natives always react violently resulting in many deaths and loss of property. Similarly, the Yoruba cannot form themselves into a group to decide who occupies State House in Anambra, Enugu or Ebonyi State. It is simply not right and will not be accepted by any community! While individuals can vote for the person of their choice, pre-planned group voting will spell doom for the Nigerian FEDERATION!
    The Igbos and other tribes are thriving in Lagos because the native people are accommodating. It is easy to boycott all Igbo businesses in Lagos, be it auto spare parts, computer accessories or what have you….Computer Village, Alaba market and Daleko will soon cease to exist. It is also quite easy to refuse to sell land or have any property dealings with anybody bearing an Igbo name, whether he was born in Lagos or not. Heavens forbid that anybody should push Lagosians that far!
    Essentially, Lagos is the State for the NATIVE Lagosians. Oba Akiolu is speaking the bitter truth. Any backlash against what he has said will be deeply felt in the POCKETS of the Igbo community living in Lagos. People should consider whether they are ready to jump on their transit buses again or leave the native people to dictate the pace of development in the State allocated to them! He should not have to beg anybody for that!

    • James Breen

      Well Festuso- if that is your argument, then non-Niger Deltans should leave the Niger Deltans alone and let them the Niger Deltans dictate the pace of development in the states allocated to them ! Therefore Delta State, Bayelsa, Imo and any other oil producing states should be left to dictate what goes on in their state, including keeping the entire petroleum revenues for themselves. Is that what you want for the development of Nigeria ? There is an old English saying, which is ” be careful of what you wish for. You will get it “

      • OAA

        Crude oil that is going down everyday? I wonder what you will say when crude oil get to 50 kobo per barrel lol

        • kevenreal

          Wait till then. Hope you’re ok now.

        • May Perez Oruene Fumbo-Hart

          before oil was discovered, agriculture was Nigeria’s source of income.

      • Guest087908

        GBAM! Good post.

      • Festuso

        Yes….that is exactly what I want. There are several small countries that do not have oil but they fare much better than big-for-nothing Nigeria with all its oil weath that end up in individual’s pockets. The principal nationalities. ..Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa can each survive with or without oil. It will force everybody to look inwards instead of waiting for monthly allocation of Niger Delta oil money. Everybody should go and develop what they have been naturally blessed with on their land and learn to be contented with that….just as other nations without much resources are having to do!

    • vanguardBest

      This is Nigerian and we are all Nigerians for God’s sake. You called us back from Biafra so deal with us now as fellow Nigerians. The Yorubas can live and do anything in igboland if they choose to. If they cannot, then that is for them.

  • G4

    This is a clear cut case for the ICC.

  • G4

    All he has succeeded in doing is to give all non Yoruba indegenes that were going to vote for Ambode anyway even though JK is a better candidate but with a weaker platform cause to have second thoughts on thier decision.

    • Bunduma Mohammed

      With no experience JK is like Namadi Sambo. Governance is not about speech making and oration. It is not running pharmacy shop. Please provide proof of how JK with no single experience becomes a better candidate. APC was formed in Lagos I wonder how Lagosians would allow a unpartrotic person who was celebrating Jonathan for excluding Yoruba from his government to take them to opposition party. Oba is right please

      • BankyMons

        Now you guys have driven Igbos that would have voted for Ambode to JK! Shame on you guys, JK is cruising to victory already, see what jealousy can do?

  • SurveyConcepts Online

    I will vote PDP. I voted PDP in the presidential elections and I will repeat same again.

    • Bunduma Mohammed

      Vote PDPig because your vote is useless. I can understand why some people are surprised at why Oba of Lagos is angry? Can Yoruba in Onitsha work against the Obi of Onitsha? If Ibo’s want peace they have respect their host community. Obas wish should be respected instead of wasting votes. After all the Ibo Chiefs were appointed by the Oba.

      • BankyMons

        Why the vitriol? Lagos is Nigeria and Oba has no place in Nigeria constitution in terms of leaders. Igbos are part of Lagos – nobody is hosting them. You need to go and look at the constitution again. The Igbos buy land, build houses and businesses, pay tax and do everything else any resident of Lagos, why do expect them to act as second class citizens in their own country? No.

        • totallysynthetic

          go back to aba and Onisha and develop your home. Why do you want to die in another man’s land? Go back to Biafra!

          • BankyMons

            No. They are not going nowhere, deal with it! The earlier you realise that Nigeria is for all of us the better for you losers. Grow up, the Igbo man does not stop you from flying to China and Dubai twice a week for business! You are guys are just being jealous of Igbo man’s achievements!

          • kevenreal

            LAGOS WAS BUILT WITH OIL MONEY, NOT THAT AGBORO AKIOLU’S MONEY.

            NOW READ THIS AND SHAME THAT TOUT, OBA AKIOLU.

            Imo state produces 6% of Nigerian’s 2.9 million barrels of oil
            per day. That is 174,000 bpd. When oil was $130, that amounted to $22.6 million
            per day and $8.3B a year. Today, oil is $50
            that means Imo State is generating £8.7 million per day. That is $3.2B per
            year. Abia State produces a lot more, Anambra a little less. The whole of south south produce
            almost 75% of the remaining, running into tens of billions of dollars.

            Now, how much do all the Yoruba states contribute to the
            running of Nigeria? We in the east and south south are subsidizing both lazy
            Hausas and lazy party loving Yorubas. You guys should be grateful for ones to
            those that are paying the bill. Little Imo state is more useful for Nigeria
            than half of Yoruba states financially.

            You can’t change the facts on the ground by following Joseph
            Gobble’s mantra: repeat a lie as often
            as possible and people will begin to think it’s true. Those of you that hate Igbos and south south
            people will never see progress because nobody bites the hand that feeds him/her
            without inviting the anger of God upon him and the family.

          • totallysynthetic

            story for the gods, go back home!

          • kevenreal

            Which home? I am a landlord in both Lagos and Ogun state. I am looking for more lands in those areas. Until Nigeria divides, and oil money from Imo, Abia and Anambra stops going to SW states, Lagos is my home, even though I don’t live there.

          • totallysynthetic

            Landlord indeed! for your info SW had developed before oil was discovered! Don’t forget SW has oil and bitumen also. If you will however live in another man’s lans peacefully, u have to be careful of you utterances. By the way do you notice that Hausas and Yoruba never see east as a home? ponder on this and mend your ways.

          • annoymous

            If SW is developed before oil. Then tell us why the entire SW, excluding lagos is the most underdeveloped region in Nigeria excluding North? Lagos was built With OIL money that’s why it’s the only state in SW that actually look decent. The rest looks like a piece of shit. You people have always been lazy and backwards

          • princobaba

            Big shame. you have said you piece why not shut it.

          • May Perez Oruene Fumbo-Hart

            As if the first time Biafra seperated from Nigeria there wasn’t any civil war. Why didn’t Nigeria let them be the first time? You are saying go back to biafra as if Nigeria didnt wage a war against Biafra because they didnt want the south to be independent. So we lost the war and are now part of
            Nigeria so deal with it.

          • totallysynthetic

            … well, you’ve always lost. Continue loosing!

          • May Perez Oruene Fumbo-Hart

            well we lost the war because Nigeria wouldn’t let us go and now you are saying go back to biafra… So you made sure that there was no Biafra, so what Biafra do you want us to go back to? The one that you didn’t want to exist in the first place? If we were losers then you wouldn’t be whining right now like a sore loser. It’s losing not loosing. And you are the only loser here because people like you put the black race to shame. You don’t see white people hating on each other. You are worse that a racist.

          • totallysynthetic

            do you know what is called typo? Who is more racist? You consistently mention Biafra with passion. We don’t want to know Biafra, but Nigeria only. The earlier you see yourself as part of Nigeria the better and stop seeing yourself as superior of other zones or else you continue playing a second fiddle- a bad loser!

          • May Perez Oruene Fumbo-Hart

            Are you bipolar? Aren’t you the one who said this.. ”totallysynthetic BankyMons • 3 hours ago

            go back to aba and Onisha and develop your home. Why do you want to die in another man’s land? Go back to Biafra!”. And now you’re saying you dont want to know Biafra only Nigeria.You are just contradicting yourself. lol it is really a waste of time responding to you.

          • totallysynthetic

            lol, can you hear this frustrated loser- a bad loser. well I know it hurts to be a perpetual loser! pele!

          • egoigwe

            Aro oke! It is not football… pele ke, iro nla, its kpele.

          • egoigwe

            Thats right… empty barrels must rumble. I think he’s gotten the point. Correct mama, ese jare!

          • Greg

            Please re-spell it for him in capitals “LOSING, not LOOSING. Thank you my brother.

          • egoigwe

            Omo, na chic o, correct one for dat matter! Sista mi abeg, no be broda biko.

        • stand easy.

          Igbos are greedy. They never allow non indigene prosper in their own land…i have never seen any Yoruba or Hausa man allowed to prosper in SE.

          • BankyMons

            No. You are wrong there! The Igbos are the most hospital but other ethnic nationalities feel intimidated with Igboman’s success, who do you blame for that? Go to the east buy land, build houses and businesses, raise your family there and see if the Igbos will accept you or not. But my guess is that other ethnic groups are comfortable in their villages but the Igbo man is adventurous by nature and no amount of intimidation or vitriol will stop him. In fact the Igbo man thrives where intimidation abound so I say to you guys, bring it on! Sore losers!

          • May Perez Oruene Fumbo-Hart

            I grew up in port harcourt and there are many ethnic groups. I went to school with youruba, Edo, Hausa.. people who grew up there their whole lives so maybe you havent lived in the south before for you to say you have not seen. So how can you be so sure about what you’re saying?

          • Dumbo

            Port harcourt is not an Igbo town.

          • greg

            Nonsense! You can’t beat the Ibos in business. They are business men to the core. They are very hard-working. You can’t just sit they expect huge returns. Man, go and learn the trade! Stop unnecessary and baseless criticism.

          • Festuso

            Is it only in business one can prosper? How many non-indigenes have attained a commanding height in any field of endeavour in the South East? Just name a few!

      • OMAS

        The OBA does not have right over my vote it is my constitutional and my divine right, for the OBA useless statement l will vote for Jimi and advice every non indigene to do same.l can work against an oba or obi statement if it is wrong we are not in a monarchy l expect you Bunduma Mohammed to reason better with your head and not your anus reasoning.

        • greg

          omas my friend, people like Mohammed don’t have a reasoning head, rather heads to bear loads

      • greg

        When I saw your name, I expected nothing less!

      • SurveyConcepts Online

        The House of Reps member from my LGA is a non-indigene. My vote sent him to Abuja. That same vote will send Ambode to the obas palace while Jimi takes a horse ride to Alausa!

    • totallysynthetic

      …and you will continue to be a perpetual loser

      • ayomide

        those that make you a winner, you are tire with the ideal of voting for a party not individual…tell me whch on of the is not corrupt

  • the_adviser

    Ben Ezeamalu is a f00l for calling the Oba of Lagos “Mr”. Lagosians respect the position of an Oba unlike these self styled Ezes. Oba Akiolu has one vote like everyone else.

    • greg

      You mean, ‘one vote and one insult?

  • kjfaze

    I really don`t see why people are taking the seriously cos he is just an Oba, Lagos is govern by a governor not transitional ruler, they are just figureheads…

    • TC.TAMBURAWA

      IBOS GO TO YOUR STATES ALL OF YOU ARE THE MOST USELESS TRIBE IN NIGERIA ALL THESE TRIBAL SENTIMENT WAS STARTED BY THE IBOS IN NIGERIA, THEY WILL PAY A PRICE

  • bravo

    Is this an oba? i pity Nigeria there is no hope again

    • opara

      THE MOST PRIMITIVE OBA LAGOS HAS EVER HAD

      I call on all lovers of freedom of democracy resident in Lagos State to troop out
      en mase on 11th April and vote against the INSULTING instruction given by this
      most execrable Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos so as to re-assert their humanity.

      An Oba who runs shirtless with APC broom has descended into political arena.
      Such an Oba does not deserve any traditional respect or merits hearing at all.

      Rilwanu Akiolu should be treated as just another thug in the Lagos neighbourhood.
      If nothing else, please come out on April 11th to put the last nail on Akiolu’s coffin.
      Rilwanu Akiolu disgraces the institution of Obaship as the crudest and thoughtless.
      I appeal to all Igbo people to vote PDP and uphold Igbo culture as free-thinkers.
      Oba Rilwanu Akiolu is desperate because he takes from Lagos treasury under APC.

      • Greg

        Well, I think we shouldn’t blame the Oba except for his illiteracy. He just couldn’t hide in his heart what other ravenening beasts are hiding till they take charge. What is said in the secret must be spoken at the house top. Or, do you think this is just one man’s conception? He that has an ear let him hear what the Oba says to the Ibos and all the South Easteners and South Southeners, for so they call all of us

  • James Breen

    I have been following this debate for the last two hours. I actually made the very first comment ! What is very sad is what appears to be apparent hatred between Yorubas and Igbos. Some of these comments are quite horrific. Is this the vision for Nigeria ? You people forget that Nigeria is the biggest and largest black country in the world. Think of all the black people in Europe, in USA in Asia in south America, in the Antipodean areas. We are the natural leaders of the entire black race and yet our behaviour to each other is reprehensible. My brothers, I am saddened by the internecine hatred between you all. I pray for Nigeria’s future !!

    • Festuso

      Well, that is what you get when the parties to a forced marriage never said
      “I do” from the beginning. They gave us 100 years but we still cannot muster the courage to dissolve the marriage. Nigeria is composed of incongruous tribal entities…there is simply no homogeneity!

  • Ogom

    Ok, this is bad

  • uduakomiri

    Why nah?

  • uduakomiri

    Oh no

  • amethyst

    Obama is president of America, because he is a citizen of USA. The Igbos in Lagos have lived there and are now citizens of Lagos state can be governor or represent lagos in parliament. The Oba is very wrong for saying this and should apologise publicly to them. This could cause genocide.

    • ibs

      You are mad, why dont you head to America and go and rule it.

  • kato

    It is preposterous and shameful for the oba to say what he said and even more disgusting and appalling for some people to side with him on this.lagos used to be the capital of nigeria and people normally gravitates towards the capital.when has the oba become political to canverse for votes and who is he to dictate to people whom to vote for, we just solved the impunity of pdp at the national level and we can as well solve this idiotic impunity by the oba, I was going to vote for ambode for continuity but he has lost my vote to jk.lets say no to impunity once again. I am for one nigeria

    • Festuso

      One Nigeria my foot! You mouth One Nigeria only when it suits you. You people are nothing but hypocrites…can a Yoruba or Hausa group come and dictate who occupies State House in Anambra or Ebonyi State? If you gravitated towards Lagos because it was the capital, you can now gravitate towards Abuja as the new capital. Whether you like it or not, there are real Omo-Ekos for whom the State was created. As Fela once said…..when trouble sleep, yanga go wake am! You have 5 States of your own but choose to come and dictate in another man’s land. Lagos is not a no man’s land…..there are people who can trace their ancestry as far back as the 18th Century or even eatlier! Be wise….support Akiolu’s choice for his State or simply abstain from voting!

  • vanguardBest

    You called back Igbos from Biafra, now deal with it. We are all one Nigeria and belong to wherever in Nigeria we want. The Oba has his opinion and so do each Nigerian. But she should know better than incite to violence through hate speech.

  • Questioner

    WHERE DID OBA RILWANU AKIOLU – AS A RETIRED POLICEMAN – GET THE 250,000 DOLLARS
    HE CONFESSED HE TOOK OUT OF NIGERIA AND GAVE TO ISLAMIST IMAAMS IN SAUDI ARABIA
    TO CONCOCT CHARMS WREATHED IN ISLAMIST CHANTS TO BEFUDDLE LAGOS VOTERS, IF HE
    WAS NOT STEALING ANYTHING TO HAVE 250,000 DOLLARS AND GIVE HIS FELLOW ISLAMISTS?

    • O’oodua

      NEXT AGENDA FOR LAGOS: Jimi Agbaje

      To avoid imminent armed struggle in Lagos State the following steps must start,
      to recover all the stolen loot in Lagos state and punish Lagos’ official thieves; viz:

      • A PDP Research Team must be set up today to list the names of ALL persons
      appointed into public office by Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu beginning May 29, 1999.

      • The PDP Research Team must list the names of ALL persons appointed into public office

      by Alhaji Raji Babatunde Fashola beginning May 29, 2007.

      • The comprehensive names so listed must be ready before May 29, 2015, and copied
      in advance to the ICPC, the Police, and, the EFCC.

      • Upon swearing in of your new government on May 29, 2015, all persons so listed
      shall be deemed prima facie as criminal collaborators on the largely missing $40 billion
      of revenues the Lagos state government has earned from 1999 till date without accounts.

      • O’oodua

        ..

        • O’oodua

          ……….(2) NEXT AGENDA FOR LAGOS: Jimi Agbaje

          • All business Contractors, and all persons who held the positions of Director
          or Permanent Secretary in Lagos state; either in the public service or in the
          civil service, must be listed alongside for arrest and criminal investigation.

          • All Judges nominated and appointed by both Bola Tinubu and Raji Fashola shall be listed
          as potential accomplices in extent that their judicial appointments could provably be criminal masks for judicial imprimatur they wore to rubber-stamp the theft of Lagos state treasury
          under Bola Tinubu and Raji Fashola.

          • All persons appointed to head Lagos state corporations and the Directors of the boards
          of those agencies; whether styled as corporation, trust or parastatal, must be listed and
          deemed as criminal accomplices for financial crimes investigation.

          • All persons appointed into the public service or civil service of Lagos state, including all those
          employed in the 57 local governments by Bola Tinubu and Raji Fashola must be listed along
          as partakers or and part-beneficiaries of the financial crimes in Lagos state in extent of their
          non-qualification for the job or and in extent they were hand-picked for civil service jobs
          in violation of legally-prescribed competitive examination.

          • All persons who sat in the Lagos State House of Assembly as Legislators from 1999
          are to be included and deemed as criminal collaborators for financial crimes investigation.

  • Okey

    Is another pogrom against the Ndigbo in Nigeria the offing ? Last election, I learnt all of them in the far North did not come out to vote but, instead, ran to the Barracks for their safety and had to remain their a few days more when oddballs went to internet to launch “kill every Igbo” if the result did not go in a particular direction. Now, it is Oba Akiolu of Lagos threatening pogrom against Igbos in the West should Ambode fail to win next Saturday.

    But my advice to my people in Lagos is simple: Retired Policeman Akiolu’s threat is mere swashbuckling, empty threat and utter bunkum. Instead, it is a realization and recognition of the fact that Igbos can help in deciding who becomes Governor of Lagos State and that they may dash Akiolu’s hope, if they choose to. Secondly and more important: the fact is that there are Lagosians, Yorubas and indeed, other Nigerians who DO NOT LIKE JONATHAN and at the same time DO NOT LIKE WHAT AMBODE REPRESENTS. This set of Nigerian’s voted against Jonathan last Saturday and are set to vote against Ambode this Saturday. But this set of Nigerians will not succeed without the Igbo vote. It is certain that if Ndigbo in Lagos drop just a single vote in the basket of those set of Nigerians – who do not like Jonathan and also do not like Ambode for what he represents – a huge and mighty upset will be established in Lagos. So Igbos are key to making a decision in that respect and should NEVER be frightened. Lagos and, indeed, Akiolu’s palace is run on taxes extracted from Igbo business in Lagos and therefore should exercise their franchise in any manner of their choice.

    Now, unlike Retired Policeman Akiolu, I cannot dictate or even advise any Igbo person in Lagos on who to vote for, but one thing I will let them know is, Akiolu’s threat is as empty as the air. Igbos in Lagos should vote based on their knowledge and conviction.

  • Onyinye Blessing Olumba-Onwubi

    The oba is working for PDP

    • egoigwe

      Abi o… with style ba! What better move could he have made to swing votes for JK?

  • Ade

    Oba, you are very wrong. I am a yoruba man and i am vehemently against this verbal diahrrea and unroyal vituperations. even an area boy should not speak like this. Lagos belongs to and was built by all Nigerians. Mark my word, in about 10 years time, the yoruba will become the minority tribe in Lagos because they will be outnumbered by non Yorubas. I see a day coming when an Igbo man will become the Governor of Lagos. It is going to happen in my life time. Democracy is a game of number and not a game of empty threat. Anyway, the view expressed by this Oba does not represent that of APC or yoruba of Lagos. Ibo should feel free to vote the candidate of their choice. My Ibo brothers, please pardon our Oba’s indiscretion. Please vote APC on Saturday for effective federal support. Bikonu.

    • egoigwe

      Thank you my brother, you are truly a Nigerian.

    • yesufu

      I love you. I like people like this

    • Igboman

      Nigeria is realizing the truth. I pray that the greatness of this nation suppressed through the oppression of the Igbos would very soon be a thing of the past. Thank you for seeing the truth and voicing it out.

    • NJ

      Lol… that was a nice way to calm things down on this forum as everyone was getting worked up…. i couldnt help smiling…

    • Debra Dickerson

      point made clearly

  • Ije

    I just dey laugh. Na the ogogoro wey im drink dey worry am. Please premium times wait till the alcohol clears from his system and then call him again. This is so laughable.

  • Ken

    SSSE will vote for JK and the Oba cant do anything. I hope those SSSE that voted Apc are regretting now? Is JK an Igbo man? If JK wins, will he take the state money to the East? The Oba lost my respect when he openly endorsed Ambode. It is sad!

  • abc

    I think the Oba was drunk when he made the statement. Gov. Fashola have to suspend this man from the trone. APC is party for free men and women, no one needs to be intimidated to vote for APC.

  • Yipada

    First and foremost the Ibos who paid a visit to this Oba are
    morons; they probably are looking for a hand out. To the Ibos living in Lagos, please vote your
    conscience don’t listen to this moron. What good are the royal fathers in Nigeria
    anyway? The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria allows every
    Nigerian to live anywhere they chose to. It is disingenuous and unfortunate
    that the Yorubas always see this as a favor for other Nigerians especially the
    Ibos to live in their mist or in Lagos.
    This is the ugly analogy that people like Dele Awogbeoba throws out on this forum.
    They claim that the Ibos are tribalistic.
    I wonder with this type of statement by this Oba, who is tribal after
    all. If Opobo is the capital of Nigeria,
    you are bound to find other Nigerians living in Opobo. We Opobans are not doing
    them a favour, they are in our mist because of the city been an Industrial/commercial
    hub and the capital of Nigeria
    which belong to every Nigerian. Other towns surrounding Opobo will be magnet
    cities, due to their proximity to an industrial and commercial hub. This is
    called the proximity effect. If Sokoto is like Lagos you will find Ibos and Yorubas in
    Sokoto in large numbers, you will also find other towns surrounding Sokoto
    heavily populated by other Nigerians due to the proximity effect. On numerous occasions
    the Yorubas have claimed that they developed Lagos
    that the Ibos should go back and develop Aba or Enugu. Please get this
    into your brain Lagos was developed by money
    made from Niger Delta crude oil, may be tomorrow some moron will claim that Abuja was developed by
    the North. Put an international airport in Opobo with no international airport
    in any of the Southwestern states let see how our Yoruba brothers will not be
    residing in Opobo. With no seaport in Lagos, put
    a seaport equivalent to the one you have in Lagos in Opobo, let see how no Yoruba man
    will be in Opobo. The Ibos are trade merchants you basically will find them in any
    commercial hub in Nigeria.
    If you visit cities in Southeast – Onitsha, Enugu, Aba,
    Owerri you will see them competing with among themselves. They did not prevent other
    Nigerian in living in Southeast and competing in these cities despite erroneous
    claim made by the Yorubas.

  • joshua

    We want to go the said no,now we want to stay the are saying kill them all,but one thing is certain we the igbos are hebrews and jews,we serve JEHOVAH and he has never failed,the oba is an idle worshiper and his idles dont have power over JEHOVAH,the all bow before him and so will all all of them including the oba who made that comment shall perish according to his words,it happened in Asyria durring the time of ester and Harman,it happend in Egypt and Ramsey perrished in the meditarian sea,all dose who seek the death of ndigbo shall perish and there bodies shall be feed to dogs and vultures,its a promise from JEHOVAH,for talking evil against his people,no one can stand against JEHOVAH not even the oba and his idles,he will know that there is a LIVING GOD and ndigbo serve JEHOVAH.

    • akinshow

      The Oba of Lagos may just have triggered the anger of God who says to his children, ‘I will be an enemy to your enemies’ ! He had better be advised to retract and repent otherwise he will see a visitation of the wrath of God. Touch not my anointed and do my prophets no harm , God says !

    • DJA1804

      Why do you like to deceive yourself. This is what drives your arrogance that makes you provoke others.It is either you are not Hebrews or jews as you have said or you are disobedient jews. Either way you are doomed. Jehovah the God of Moses would not have watched while your fathers were thoroughly defeated and your nation of Biafra was brought to its knees in just 3 years of existence while your generalismo ran away to a foreign land. I am sure your god that was asleep while your prophet GEJ was humiliated cannot be Jehovah the man of war.

  • egoigwe

    A word of advice for the Oba, voters intimidation is rigging by another name.

  • Bejim

    As a self-preservation measure in the face of unprovoked ethnic cleansing threat, it may be in the interest of all Igbo people and their friends to do whatever is possible to scuttle Nigeria’s so-called democracy. A stitch in time saves nine.

  • Progress CT

    Agbedo. Ka bi o o si Eleko. They should go and die if they are not happy with the curse on saboteurs within. Lagos must not miss the opportunity of havinf direct access to Abuja.

  • Igboman

    May the true God of the Israelite return the curse to the Oba. Let exactly what he has said come to pass to his own life. He knows how to curse let his candidate loose the election to the glory of the almighty God. No one can go ahead of the God of the Igbos in Lagos nor can any man be the God of the Igbos.Only God can dictate what happens to the Igbos any time or where on Earth.

    • NJ

      AMEN

      • Debra Dickerson

        Define what a curse is, and how a curse is established?

  • Ugo

    Thank you, Chief Lateef Aderibigbe Ajose, we heard the Oba and we have heard you. we are not children. the deed have been done. To me as an Igbo man, I do not need the Oba’s apology nither do I need someone to interprete his threats. What I need is the so called Igbo leaders to go back to a round table and talk to one another. Every Igbo man should recognize that we the Igbos are hated in Nigeria which reasons I am sure of. I see myself and fellow Igbos as endangered specie in Nigeria. we are like the Nation of Israel which is hated for struggling to survive.

    • noah

      It’s Palestine that is struggling to survive.

      • Debra Dickerson

        thank you for the clarification @noah … dont blame @ugo he is another Ewu that speaks before Thinking.

    • Unruffledt

      If everyone is hating on your asses, maybe its time to look inward and ask yourselves some pertinent questions. For starters, you guys can start acting like pple with human feelings. The pursuit of money isn’t everything you know?

      • NJ

        you guys are all jealous of the Igbos. You gave us N20 after the war to start life again and of which many of us did not even get, yet in less than 30 years, we monopolized all the markets, businesses, property everything and we still struggle. We are not beggars and dont depend on others to dash us money like some other tribes that we know so it’s frustrating you all. You can all go to hell and burn to ashes. What you all have not been able to do, we have done it. God made the Igbos specially and you cannot take it away from us no matter how much you try so lick your wounds and get used to it.

      • Nwulu Daniel Nwanna

        Only learned people are bold enough to comment with their names boldly written… If not for the Igbos I don’t think lagos wld have been developed the way it is now.

    • NJ

      gwa ha ka ha nu nti.

    • Debra Dickerson

      no point

  • Critical

    My fellow Igbo, do not go to another man’s land to betray him. If you want to vote according to Igbo pattern come back home and do it. If you want to be deputy governor, come back home and do it. If you go to Rome, behave like the Romans. Oba is only advising on the road to go for peace. As long as you are in Lagos, do as Lagosians. Have you forgotten our proverb “obiara nke onye abiagbula ya. Mgbe oga ala ka nkpukpu apula ya”. This means let your visit to my house not cause problem for either you or me. So why all this unnecessary insult on the Oba? These insults on an Oba can lead to serious war because if the Yorubas decide enough we cannot sit down and watch anybody insult our Oba and take to the streets attacking igbos and their businesses what have you achieved? It is our attitude that always cause problem for us everywhere we go. Are we the only tribe? I have never seen where other tribes are being attacked the way the igbos are attacked that is because they are not overbearing like the igbos.

    • NJ

      You are a mumu. You can not be an Igbo person. Efulefu.

      • Critical

        Look at this monkey. Anuohia, onye iberibe. Does the Igbo culture teach you to insult your elders and traditional rulers. Will you tolerate anyone lets assume hausa or yorubas to insult the Eze of your town no matter what like the way people like you have been insulting the Oba. The man has come to apologize saying he was misquoted, what else do you want? For him to kill himself for you? Asshole. You guys don’t think, the way you are going about this insult on the Oba what if the yorubas wake up tomorrow and say enough we will not tolerate this insult from the igbos on their obas and start killing the igbos destroying their shops it will become the foolishness of people like you. He has apologized and we accepted it. Nobody is above mistake. Go and hug transformer. Anumpama.

        • Debra Dickerson

          foolishness is the right word for him. been an Igbo doesn’t make us senseless. Treat others how you want to be treated… He supports Okija shrine yet he wants to crucify an Oba on his own land. when you will support your own for committing more deadly crime, tribalistic EWU

    • Debra Dickerson

      you are a man of valor… only a leader and strategic plan man will understand your statement words for meaning…. doesn’t imply you are scared of anyone or the Oba…. @NJ u have never been successful and probably dnt have an investment in lagos to care abt..

      • Critical

        Thanks bro, this touts don’t understand nothing.

    • Boye

      God bless you !!! Please we need peace in the land.

  • NJ

    Ugly man. Look at the thin lips he used in threatening Igbos. May Okija shrine stretch those lips of yours from North to South and may you never be able to chew. Nkita ara.