Igbo leaders applauded Oba of Lagos as he delivered anti-Igbo speech

Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu

While the Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu, delivered apparently anti-Igbo remarks Sunday, sparking fierce nationwide backlash, Igbo leaders who were part of Mr. Akiolu’s audience, helped prod him on, joining other listeners in applauding the monarch as he spoke, audio and video recordings of the event show.

Mr. Akiolu had told a gathering which had the Eze Ndi-Igbos (Igbo traditional rulers) of all the local government areas in Lagos State that they should cast their votes for his chosen governorship candidate or “perish inside the lagoon”.

The Oba supports the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Akinwunmi Ambode.

“On Saturday, if anyone of you goes against the Ambode I picked, that is your end. If it doesn’t happen within seven days, just know that I’m a bastard and it is not my father who born me,” Mr. Akiolu told the gathering.

“The one you have done before, he’s my son. Jonathan is my son and I speak to him every day. But, this Saturday, by the grace of God almighty Allah, I am the owner of Lagos and the owner of this…for the time being.”

As the Oba spoke, there were murmurs in the audience.

But Mr. Akiolu continued, determined to get his message across.

“Listen. Because this is an undivided chair. The palace belongs to the dead, the living and those coming in future.

“On Saturday, if anyone of you, I swear in the name of God almighty Allah, goes against my wish that Ambode, insha Allahu, will be the next governor of Lagos State, the person is going to die inside this water.”

The audience, including the Igbo chiefs, applauded.

The Oba went ahead.

“I’m not ready to beg, appeal to anybody o. And that’s why Asiwaju and the governor said, I said that is your own. Even the two of them they cannot disobey me. Nobody knew how I picked Ambode. Jimi (Agbaje) is my blood relation and I told him in a plain language he can never be governor in Lagos for now.

“The future belongs to God. I am not begging anybody to go, but you must not, I repeat… what you people cannot do in Onitsha, what you cannot do in Aba or anywhere…

Another round of applause erupted in the room.

“If you do what I want, Lagos will continue to be prosper for you. If you go against it, you will perish in the water. Finish.”

The audience responded with chants of “Kabiyesi o.”

When it was time for the Igbo leaders to respond to the Oba, there was uproarious laughter in the room.

Gordion Ojiako, the spokesperson of the Eze Ndi Igbos in Lagos, promised Mr. Akiolu that they would vote massively for the APC during Saturday’s gubernatorial election.

“Kabiyesi, we are promising you. Why we came all of us is for you to see our faces. If we say we don’t want (on) Saturday…we can’t come here,” Mr. Ojiako, the Eze Ndi Igbo in Amuwo Oriade, said.

The Igbo leader asked his colleagues, “By Saturday, all of us are going to vote whooooo?”

They chorused, “Ambode!”

“Ehen! And we tried. Even when we were trying for the national… Kabiyesi you can see this paper, this is the rally we did. This is the rally we did, commissioner can testify.

“So we are telling you that coming Saturday we are going to show you the way it used to be.

“And why we’ve come here today sir, Kabiyesi, is to come and congratulate and thank you for being our father in Lagos. We don’t need to talk much because after Saturday, Sunday we come for party before you do handover.”

The Igbo leaders then broke into a victory song, “Winner oooo winner oooo…”

The Oba joked that Mr. Ojiako should come to Sunday’s victory party with his “young daughter”.

There was more laughter in the room.

The monarch’s speech came under severe criticism with Nigerians lambasting him for his utterance.

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, told him to apologise to the Igbo people in Lagos “without delay”.

On Monday, when PREMIUM TIMES asked Mr. Ojiako why they were not offended by the Lagos monarch’s statement, he said it would be wrong to challenge the king inside his palace.

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


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  • Gidi

    It is time to move on now…there is no need stroking this controversy any longer. The Oba of Lagos spoke his mind, we Nigerians of present generation disagree with him. Move on, case closed.

    Igbos can vote for whoever they like. As a Nigerian, born in Lagos, I won’t be voting for PDP because of their terrible track records at Federal level and the states they controlled in Nigeria.

    Jimi Agbaje is a fine man, however, he belongs to a wrong party, PDP, where ex-convict like Bode George is their leader.

    • FRANKLIN SPEAKING

      yorubas are snicth, they are betrayals they betrayed the igbo during the time of ojuckwu , and now in 2015 they did same , me my real origin is ondo state but i can nver agree to be a yoruba bcus i hate them with passion , akin olu is jst a party dog , we know him when jimi must have won the election we will still invite him to come and eat rice at the party, in benin he is not worth being an chief , how much more oba, oba wen da drag for bottle of beer for party.. animal , if igbos leave lagos hw will they generate the money they use sha na frm them agbero touts wen da road abi na were , you yorubas should get this into ur stock brains dat without igbos in lagos notin 4 una PDP POWER

    • me

      nd im sure buhari belongs to d finest party,rite?with wondaful peeps like tinubu,atiku,amaechi……ok,i get it!he is mr intergrity himself,so he jus washed d odas of wateva sins dey mite hav committed.i really dnt care for politicians but im rily amazed sumtyms at d comments of my peeps,imagine sum1 said d oda day dat agbaje wz a desperado nd wen I asked him abt buhari,he said it wz persistence,can u imagine?

  • Debekeme

    The people already angry at Jonathan’s loss at the Presidential elections have been looking for an excuse to openly abuse and fight with the Yorubas for their perceived betrayal of the SE/SS in support of the North. They have found their excuse.

    Any Igbo person who says he will vote for PDP because of what the Oba of Lagos said should just tell the truth; The Igbo man was never an APC supporter in the 1st place and was looking for a reason to say it out in the open.

    Is the oba statement an official policy of APC or Ambode? Abeg, these guys falling over themselves to abuse APC, the Yorubas and the Oba are just hypocrites.

    Which Igbo man doesn’t stand accused of saying derogatory things about other tribes. No one looks down on other tribes like the Igbo.Lets tell the truth. Igbo’s say nasty things about just about everyone else. South South are not intelligent and lazy Ogogoro drinkers/ Yoruba are lazy betrayers/ Hausa are dirty Muslim killers etc. In fact, the Igbos have a very nasty name for Yorubas i will not say here.

    Abeg, stop all this drama. If you want to vote for PDP then do so, stop saying its because of what the Oba said. Total nonsense!

    Who is more liberal than Asiwaju/APC that have had an Igbo Commissioner for over a decade! Which Yoruba man is a cleaner in any Governors office in the East! Hypocrites!

    • Nkuu

      Igbos are not angry because Jonathan lost. Igbos would have wanted Jonathan to win. Igbos have no reason to be angry. RICH PEOPLE DO NOT GET ANGRY IF THEY LOSE AN ELECTION ESPECIALLY IF THEY DO NOT MAKE THEIR MONEY BY LOOTING OR FEED THEIR CHILDREN BY POLITICIANS AS IT IS THE CASE IN OTHER PARTS OF NIGERIA.

      SO, FOR IGBOS, JONATHAN’S LOST IS LIKE ENYIMBA/RANGERS FOOTBALL TEAM LOSING.

      IGBOS ARE BORN TO CUT TO SIZE ANY MISBEHAVING MONARCH. IGBOS IN LAGOS HAVE THEIR JOB CUT OUT FOR THEM, THEREFORE.

      MR. AKIOLU IS AS GOOD AS A DEAD MAN WALKING FOR IGBOS THAT I KNOW. IGBOS MUST STOP SHOWING HIM COURTESY BECAUSE IT HAS APPARENTLY DISABLED HIS BRAIN CELLS.

      IGBOS MUST GO OUT TO VOTE AGBAJE/PDP. MY FAMILY HAVE AGREED TO VOTE FOR AGBAJE/PDP ON APRIL 11.

      MY ADVICE TO MR. AKIOLU: IF YOU ARE TIRED OF NIGERIA DECLARE ODUDUWA NATION OR AN INSURGENCY OR SHUT UP YOUR FILTHY DIRTY MOUTH. IN FACT MR.AKIOLU NEEDS A TOOTH PASTE TO BRUSH HIS THICK YELLOWISH AND DECAYING DENTAL STRUCTURE. THIS SHOULD BE ENOUGH!!!

      • Debekeme

        You are of low pedigree. Good bye and good luck.

        • Nkuu

          A word is enough for the wise. GO & CHANGE YOUR UNCIVILIZED OBA. HE WANTS MONARCHY IN A REPUBLIC. RASCALS!!!

          DECLARE ODUDUWA OR INSURGENCY OR Shaaraap.TELL YOUR PEOPLE, E-RAT.

          • Layo

            Go back to your state nitwit. Next time, try not to shout.

          • Nkuu

            I AM IN MY STATE LOSER. I AM A NIGERIAN AND WILL FIGHT TO DEFEND LAGOS FROM YORUBAS OR FOREIGN INVADERS. NOW CRAWL BACK TO YOUR CAVE AND WAIT FOR THE NEXT ORDER: SLAVE!!!

          • Layo

            Na Yaba left you dey? Get well soon. OSU. Bitter soul. I can help you.

          • Nkuu

            If my soul is bitter then Mr. Akiolu & supporters like you are DEVIL THEMSELVES. SLAVES…Shaaaaraaap!!!

      • Layo

        Your foolishness is legendary. Vote for a candidate if your choice and stop thinking backward. Everyone has moved on already, why are you moving around in circles? You igbo’s did not vote for Buhari after all, rant all you like, Jimi is Yoruba and a Lagosian and Akiolu will remain his Oba. Get your sorry ass out of here and stop spreading hate. Retard.

        • Nkuu

          SHAARAAP!!! BIGOT LIKE YOU.

          WHAT DOES IT CONCERN IGBOS WHO AGBAJE’S OBA IS? MR.AKIOLU IS OBA OF SOME FEW YORUBAS (NOT ALL INDIGENOUS YORUBA, MIND YOU). WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL ABOUT THAT?

          IN REALITY, HE IS A PARASITE AND RITUALIST, MEANING WORTHLESS.

          IGBOS SHOW HIM COURTESY AND HE BEGAN TO OPEN HIS DIRTY, SMELLY DENTAL CAVITY.
          DOES MR.AKIOLU HAVE ADVISERS? AT LEAST THEY COULD HAVE BOUGHT A TOOTH PASTE FOR HIM. EVERYONE KNOWS THAT HE HAS BODY ODOR AND SMELLS “ONE KIND” WHEN HE OPENS HIS MOUTH.

          I HOPE THAT THOSE IGBOS MESSENGERS WHO VISITED HIM SPOKE AT AN ARMS LENGTH.

        • OC

          My name is Osita, an Igbo, and I did vote for Buhari, as many of my Igbo friends and colleagues did. Enough of these generalisations.

      • Giwa

        NKUU stop barking…. answer the following
        1. I WILL ELEVATE EZE NDIGBO TO THE STATUS OF OBA OF LAGOS – JIMI AGBAJE.
        2. IGBO WILL DETERMINE WHO RULES LAGOS- IFEANYI UBAH
        3. LAGOS IS NO MAN’S LAND.- IFEANYI UBAH DURING TAN CAMPAIGN.
        4. IGBO DEVELOPED AND CONTROL LAGOS- JIMI AGBAJE DURING GEJ CAMPAIGN IN AKWA IBOM
        5. WE MUST PRODUCE THE NEXT DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF LAGOS- EZE NDIGBO
        MY QUESTIONS TO IGBOS,
        1. CAN OBI OF ONITHSA ACCEPT ALL THE ABOVE MENTIONED?
        2. CAN EMIR OF KANO ACCEPT ….?
        3. DO YOU HAVE ANY SINGLE TRIBE IN YOUR CABINET IN THE EAST?
        4. CAN ANY TRIBE CLAIM ONITHSA OR ABA TO BE NO MAN,S LAND?
        5. CAN OBI OF ONITHSA ACCEPT THE ELEVATION OF SARKIN HAUSA IN ONITHSA TO OBI STATUS?

        • Nkuu

          GIWA use your brain cells; they can be generate powerful outcomes……stop comparing oranges and pepper

          For the questions to make sense the following situation must be at play:

          Yorubas must move to Onitsha, buy land and build homes and pay 45% of taxes;

          once these conditions are met, so yes, Yorubas or any other Nigerian should contest for any positions.

          For questions 1-5 for Obi of Onitsha, emir of Kano etc., if the conditions prevailing in Lagos apply to Onitsha & Kano or elsewhere, Yorubas or Nigerians can vie and contest any position.

          Lastly, all over Nigeria, if a Nigerian pays taxes, does business in any state and compete in a democratic elections and wins, he should be selected.

        • Nkuu

          I have to admit that if you frame the questions from the context of Yoruba land it might seem that these things would take place elsewhere in Nigeria. But they can and will.

          Notice that these things were not happening in Ogun, Ondo, Oyo, Ekiti, & Osun. Why? Because Lagos is a special state and city in Nigeria. It cannot be treated like others. Abuja now is in the same situation.

          Yorubas cannot start treating the hardwork of all Nigerians as if it is theirs. It is wrong. WE RUN A REPUBLIC. YORUBAS SIGN UP FOR IT. YORUBAS CANNOT THEN TURN AROUND AND BEGIN TO ADOPT “ODUDUWA” MENTALITY IN A REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA. That is where the problem is. Igbos cannot be blamed for it.

          If Yorubas want Oduduwa they should declare it but before then, they should start heating up the polity as if anybody forced them into Nigeria; and even if someone did force them, then find ways to leave Nigeria. Again picking on Igbos is a wrong approach to the problem I think Yorubas are facing.

          As an Igbo I vehemently oppose to bringing Igbos into your problems. Even if Igbos moved out Nigeria will still defend its territory against Yoruba, Igbo, Kanuri, or foreign invaders.

          Mr. Akiolu, as far as I am concerned, is a dead man. He is a nobody. Igbos are good at handling monarchies. It is in their DNA. Igbos may show courtesy as they apparently tried to do with Mr. Akiolu. But the last will be last of it. IGBOS CANNOT BE INTIMIDATED BY ANYBODY!!!

          IGBOS MUST VOTE FOR AGBAJE/PDP TO SEND A MESSAGE TO MR.AKIOLU. THOSE IGBOS WHO ARE IN APC SHOULD VOTE FOR AGBAJE IN SOLIDARITY OR STAY HOME.

    • sawston

      It appears to me that the Oba was saying all this in jest and the Igbo leaders understood it that way and that was why they were laughing rather than felt offended. This was further confirmed by Pat Utomi who said that is the way the Oba also talks to him on many occasions and it is his way of making jest. Sometimes we need to be able to laugh at ourselves.

    • Abdulazeez Oyibo

      What do they expect from a JP ?( juju priest ) The Igbos might as well ask Amadioha to strike him and move on. But it would be political hara-kiri not to support APC in Lagos. I am dead certain the Igbos know that hence the Oba ought to have been diplomatic.( a virtue ) Unless the Oba feels the Igbos are political neophytes and need to be sounded off strongly, too strong it turned out! It makes a lot of sense for Lagos not to be in the opposition. It is in the interest and benefit of everybody doing business to vote for the governing party. Lagos has suffered enough as an opposition state.

      • Nkuu

        IGBOS ARE NOT ALMAJIRIS OR AREA BOYS.

        In 2011, Buhari promised to hand over to Igbos if they voted for him. Still Igbos voted for Jonathan. Igbos will vote AGBAJE/PDP.

        IF MR.AKIOLU IS NOT A COWARD, AND HE SAID THAT 7 DAYS AFTER ELECTIONS HE WILL ATTACK IGBOS, LET HIM TRY IT AND GET A LESSON OF HIS LIFE.

        MR. AKIOLU IS A RITUALIST & COCAINE USER.

        • Abdulazeez Oyibo

          I agree Igbos are not ALMAJIRIS OR AREA BOYS. What are they? And I ask you for reference purposes with good intentions.

          • Nkuu

            FREE BORN PEOPLE. IT MATTERS THAT YOU UNDERSTAND IT. IF YOU OR MR.AKIOLU THINKS HE CAN INTIMIDATE THEM, LET HIM KNOW THAT FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS OTHER MISBEHAVING MONARCHS LIKE HIM HAVE TRIED IT WITH IGBOS. I PROMISED HIM SHAME AND HUMILIATION.

            IGBOS WILL VOTE FOR AGBAJE/PDP EVEN IF IT BECOMES THE LAST THING THEY WILL DO. I MEAN MAJORITY OF IGBOS AFTER ALL THERE ARE IGBOS WHO GENUINELY ARE APC. I MUST ADD THAT THOSE ONES MIGHT VOTE FOR AGBAJE OR STAY HOME.

          • Abdulazeez Oyibo

            You are a ”political egg”. So you can use derogatory words to describe others and call yourself free born? Think Nkuu! While scratching your head, Goodbye for ever!

          • Nkuu

            They behave in a derogatory manner. Do you know how many Yorubas and non-Igbos do business and live in SE? But you will never hear complaints. It is only LOSERS that complain.

            You just made my day.I wish Mr. Akiolu would do just what you did. GO HIS ON WAY FOREVER!!!

    • OC

      “No one looks down on other tribes like the Igbo…” Is this the same Debekeme that infused so much wisdom in recent posts and refused to polarize himself along ethnic lines, or has some shenanigans hacked his profile and impersonating him? Let me accord you the benefit of the doubt you accorded Tayo and say: “Debekeme, you are better than that…This is unbecoming of you!”

      OR,

      I see that this post was done 2 hrs earlier than your recent posts. It is therefore likely THIS is the real you, and not the pretend character I praised earlier. So much about a lesson in hypocrisy. What a colossal disappointment. Perhaps, there is no hope for this country afterall.

      • Taiwo

        You are so full of yourself. Who are you? Common dust.

        • OC

          My name is Osita Emecheta, a graduate of the University of Nigeria, and a manager of 14 years experience currently with A.G. Leventis Plc, and I’m damn proud of it. We’re all dust eventually, so I guess the cock will come home to roost.

  • Nkuu

    Igbos at the meeting were messengers and did exactly what they supposed to do as messengers. Once they came back and informed those who sent them, the reactions were unmistakeable. Make no mistake about it, Mr. Akiolu has lost a great Igbo love. HE IS AS GOOD AS A DEAD MAN TO IGBOS. FIRST IGBOS MUST VOTE EN MASSE FOR AGBAJE/PDP. TWO IGBOS MUST STOP SHOWING COURTESY TO MR.AKIOLU. THAT SHOULD BE ENOUGH MESSAGE FOR NOW.

    IF YORUBAS ARE TIRED OF IGBOS/NIGERIA IN LAGOS/SW THEY SHOULD DECLARE ODUDUWA NATION OR START AN INSURGENCY OR KEEP THEIR SMELLY, DIRTY MOUTHS SHUT. SHAAARAAAP!!!

    • Curseless

      It is not wise to suggest that the Igbos will stop showing courtesy to the Oba whatever his misgivings are. Nowhere even in Igbo land where they don’t prostrate will try to do that because at that time the Oba will have the people on his side and rightfully so. Please in Yoruba land don’t try it.

      • Nkuu

        IGBO DO NOT LIVE IN YORUBA LAND. THE LIVE IN NIGERIA. IF YOU HAVE AN UNCIVILIZED, RITUALIST AS AN “OBA” THEN YOU GET AN INSULT HEAP ON HIM. CHANGE YOUR “OBA” BEFORE HE DESTROY EVEN YOU!!!

        WHATEVER BE THE CASE, YORUBAS HAVE A LOT OF LESSON TO LEARN FROM IGBOS. WITHOUT EVEN ACTI NG IT, YOUR OBA, INCLUDING YOURSELF, IS A NOBODY. MR.AKIOLU SHOULD LEARN THE CULTURE OF PEOPLE HE IS LIVING WITH. IGBOS UNDERSTAND YORUBA CULTURE AND ARE VERY PEACE LOVING PEOPLE WHEREVER THEY LIVE. BUT ONCE YOU BEGIN TO MISBEHAVE AS YOUR OBA, THAT IS THE END OF IT.

        DO NOT TRY IT? IGBO WILL VOTE AGBAJE/PDP ON APRIL 11. MR.AKIOLU SAID THAT FATHER 7 DAYS IGBOS WILL BE SWIMMING THE LAGOON. SO WE SHALL SEE IF HE IS NOT A COWARD!!!

        SHAARAAAP!!! ANIMAL!!!

        • Layo

          You will commit suicide on Saturday. Ambode all the way. Take a spoon of honey, you are so sad. Pele. Buhahahahahaha.

          • Nku

            You will commit suicide? You think I am as crazy as your people?

            WHo cares if he wins. If it is free & fair, I will congratulate and support him. But Igbos and Nigerians must vote to anyone they want without fear of intimidation.

            GO & CHANGE YOUR SEMI-LITERATE MR.AKIOLU. HE IS A RITUALIST.

            SHAAARAAP!!!

        • Curseless

          Your thinking must be very primordial . What brought about insults just for expressing a cultural view. Whether you like it or not Lagos is Yoruba in Origin as Abakaliki is Igbo in origin and our progenitors have over centuries pass down cultural norms that are acceptable . Yes, we are all Nigerians which is a beautiful thing for diversity, but when a Yoruba man becomes a guest of the Igbos in Abakaliki he should not overstep his bound by insulting the Igbo elders or Obi’s regardless of freedom of speech. Civility must not be thrown away! Therefore, to come to Lagos and be throwing insults at a first class King is a recipe for disaster despite the misgivings of the King. Your host (the Yorubas) in Lagos will not like that as the culture is highly respected in Yoruba land. I’m told you stand up to greet your elders in Igbo land and for me if that is the practice so be it, but in Yorubaland don’t try it. My advice to you is to chill out and embrace welcome mat your Yoruba hosts in Lagos have rolled out for you and don’t step out of bound.

  • mdsurgeon

    Honestly, I think this is nothing but a very trivial political matter that has been blown out of proportion by tribal bigots!
    I bet whatever Akiolu said, and which has been captured on audio and video, was said in a jovial manner. What power does he actually have to drown anybody in the lagoon? Not to mention thousands of people. And the fact that the Igbos in the audience took no offense to what was said at the time again points to the fact that this is nothing but much ado about nothing.
    I would agree with Utomi that this is all a joke that has been blown way out of proportion by politicians, especially PDP.
    Let’s move on please.

    • frankly speaking

      If you take that as a joke blown out of proportion, then take no offense at this statement; you and your family go jump into the lagoon. Sound nice? No way. Something’s are not joked with in Nigeria; tribe, religion and ethnicity.

      • mdsurgeon

        I appreciate your sentiment, and your anger at such a statement but personally, I take no offense whatsoever at such an empty and callous statement. It is meaningless and devoid of any power or authority. If we jump into the lagoon, it must be to take a swim or for recreation. And we will jump out again!
        I wonder why we beat ourselves up so much about meaningless rants from people who are only trying to score cheap points.
        For all the so called endorsements from traditional rulers, and a whole bunch of them pointing their “walking sticks” or wands at Jonathan, how much did it help him in the election, especially in the SW?

        • Nkuu

          That is right sir. Empty. These days, Yorubas make such empty threats once a year. In 2014 it was mentally deranged Femi Fanni Kayode. In 2015, it was Mr. Ritualist Akiolu. Let us wit for the next ’empty threat’ of 2016…..thank you sir, Now I can go back to my work knowing fully well that I met a wise man. It happens so rarely. I mela.

          • mdsurgeon

            While I appreciate the fact that you see my point of view, I will however not endorse your attempt to castigate a whole people group or tribe, this time the Yorubas, because of a few miscreants who display wanton indiscretions. You have mentioned some of them and I believe you have such miscreants in every tribe or ethnic group, even among the Igbos.
            Let us not descend into the murky waters of stereotyping and racial profiling because of these few miscreants.
            And for purposes of disclosure, I am full blooded Yoruba but I disagree totally with and denounce Akiolu’s statement.

          • Nkuu

            Well, there is no smoke without fire. As Igbos say, ALUU GBAA ARO Oghoo OMENALA. In translation, “when atrocities continue unabated they become a way of life.”

            If Yorubas continue to come up with threats, each time, they must be told that we are not into jokes.

            If you believe their evolving threats are “empty” then you should accord us same benefit of doubt; our threat is empty too.

          • mdsurgeon

            I doubt that the Igbos who paid Akiolu the courtesy visit and in whose presence the statement was made saw it as anything more than a friendly but empty banter. This is not to excuse Akiolu for making such a frivolous statement in a very sensitive period as this. He ought to know better. However, given the applause, the laughter and the subsequent response that followed his speech, I want to imagine that everyone present saw it as nothing more than that, not as a threat!
            However, in these days of social media, it has been blown entirely out of proportion. I personally don’t attach any significance to any of these threats, not even the ones made by Asari-Dokubo or any militant whatsoever. This is the 21st century and we are so intertwined, so mingled economically, maritally, socially and in every respect as to take such frivolous statements serious.
            A popular adage says if you throw a stone in the marketplace, it’s going to hit your child or relative. That is a statement of the interconnectedness among us all. We should not allow politicians to mess it up.

          • Nkuu

            As I stated elsewhere, you are entitled to your opinion and I understand where you are coming from. Still the incivility of Nigerians has to be nipped in the bud right away or you turn yourself into a joke.

            Take a look at the relationship between Igbos and the north. For sometime now we have always taking your kind of approach to killings of Igbos over there. Now the north believe that IGBOS CAN NEVER DO ANYTHING. IS IT TRUE? NO. THERE ARE THINGS WE CAN DO BUT UNLESS YOU DO IT THE CALIBRE OF PEOPLE WE LIVE WITH IN NIGERIA WOULD DOUBT OUR CAPABILITIES.

            Personally I think that Igbos must start to defend themselves.

          • mdsurgeon

            The killing of Igbos in the North, or Nigerians or even any human being anywhere is deplorable and to be condemned in its entirety. The same applies to the killing of Christians in churches or Moslems in their mosques. We also must condemn the rampant acts of kidnappings, rapes, ritual killings and all other forms of acts of inhumanity against fellow human beings everywhere.
            I am not sure that tribalizing these acts of insecurity and encouraging ethnic vigilantism is the best answer. And when was the last time that the Igbos or any ethnic group for that matter was targeted for discrimination and extermination in Lagos?
            It is always good to discuss matters within their contexts. It is absolutely incongruous to compare or even relate Akiolu’s statement to insecurities and killings anywhere else. As busy and congested as Lagos is, it is still one of the safest places to live and do business in Nigeria.

          • Nkuu

            MAY AMADIOHA FIRE YOUR WHOLE FAMILY. MAY YOU & FAMILY BE KILLED IN THE NORTH OR LAGOS/SW AND MAY YOUR VILLAGE PEOPLE RATIONALIZE YOUR KILLING LIKE YOU DO ABOUT OTHERS.

            FAIR ENOUGH? NOW SAY AMEN TO MY PRAYER!!! THAT IS THE ONLY WAY I KNOW YOU MEAN WHAT YOU WRITE.

          • babe

            Nkuu if u people try and stay in your states u will not be killed or insulted una too waka what were they looking for in Oba Palace. U have many states in Nigeria u all should relocate when they see they can not do without the Igbos they will look for you. I know u will abuse me but that is the truth. No matter what you say or do some Igbos will still vote for APC in Lagos State

          • Nkuu

            Haaahahahahah……we dey waka? hahahahahah…..@ babe, c’mon now…..Nigeria is a Republic. How person dey waka like Igbo while other people sidon dey complain? Igbos borrow your legs wey dem dey use waka? Hahahahaha…..

            If we relocate, it means we are now running an ODUDUWA state……people paid in sweat and blood to liberate Lagos State & SW and Igbos were in majority. They earn it.

            So if Yoruba or Kanuri wants other Nigerians to leave, they must be ready to face Nigerian Army and those citizens. Take this statement to the bank.

            So unless you are ready to fire the first shot, why not caution Mr.Akiolu and supporters like you before it is too late. A word is enough for the wise.

            In 2011, Buhari promised to hand over to Igbos in 2019 if they voted for him. Still they voted Jonathan. Igbos vote for whom they want and on April 11, they will vote for AGBAJE/PDP, majority. Those Igbos in APC would stay home, vote AGBAJE/PDP in solidarity, or waste their votes on APC. My point is that IGBOS will vote their conscience and not Ritualist Akiolu’s conscience. You can take that to the bank. My family will vote for AGBAJE/PDP for sure.

          • mdsurgeon

            Everything you wrote above is completely meaningless to me, since I don’t believe in any of that superstitious stuff. Also, I take no offense whatsoever.
            Needless to say, I have not in any way trivialized nor rationalized the killing of anybody or set of people anywhere in this country but that we develop a broad mindset towards the security challenges facing us. These killings transcend Igbo or Yoruba or Hausa/Fulani. They simply manifest the depth of depravity in the human heart such that any slight excuse is taken to embark on a killing or kidnapping or raping spree.
            And we have an incoming president who has promised to prioritize security issues and I’m sure he will.
            I won’t put any value on Akiolu’s statement, neither would I be so dramatic as to elevate it to the level of an impending pogrom against the Igbos.

          • Jimesco

            You are among some of my decent Yoruba friends whom I have spoken with on this same issue, they assured me that the oba is on his own and that no Yoruba person will carry arms against any Igbo resident here in Lagos or any part of Yoruba land. And I have taken that to heart.
            But my understanding on the emphasis our Igbo brothers and sisters are laying on the statement is the weighty nature and being that it came from no other person than a “king”. That is why Kings even in the Bible don’t open their mouths autter or proclaim evil words. Oba Akiolu should know when to talk and when not to as some examples of such Kings abound here in Nigeria – The Great Oba of Benin Kingdom, The Great Obi of Onitsha, The Great Oba Awujale of Ijebu Ode, even The Great Oba Ayangbure of Ikorodu, His Royal Majesty though late now, these are custodians of their various customs and traditions and they give or gave honour, respect and diginity to the throne of their fore-fathers.

          • mdsurgeon

            Exactly my sentiments. It’s all “much ado about nothing”.
            What power or authority does any traditional ruler have to inflict any retribution on anybody?
            I personally wish this archaic and parasitic institution called traditional rulers would be completely abolished everywhere in the country. What exactly do they contribute to the growth and prosperity of the country?
            They cause so much trouble yet they are so dependent on the taxpayers.

    • NinjaK

      jovial manner?
      pleeeaseee it is obvious that you have not watched it!
      please just dont talk if you dont have your facts…..its better that way!

      • mdsurgeon

        But they were all laughing and clapping and saluting him after he made the statement. What’s with all this persecutory complex?

        • NinjaK

          oh….soo they whould have told the Oba to shut up & engaged in fisticuffs? Nah Nah its not done like that. If so, then the matter would no longer be what the Oba said but what the Igbos did to desecrate the palace. I believe they were ok to make it look jovial and go review later…

  • Debekeme

    My dear Igbo brothers and sisters,I’d like to ask you a question and i would be grateful if you would respond without abuse or diversion:

    if the Oba of Lagos had said the same thing he said but this time threatening that every Igbo must vote PDP unless….

    Would you have been equally angry and cast a protest vote in favor of the APC?

    Im just curious …. Would be glad to know your comments

    • OC

      My dear Debekeme. The issue for me is not the influence of votes, but the brazen threat of genocide. I have a wife and a son. My wife and I differ on politics and we both respect each other’s opinion. I’ve never threatened her in any way for not voting for my candidate of choice. So yes, I would protest, but not in favor of any party. I just don’t respond too well to threats… If you have a most beautiful and adorable son like I do, who waits up for you every night no matter how late so he can give you his welcome kiss before he sleeps, you’d find it impossible to consider a blatant threat to his life as a joke even if it was said in obvious jest.

      • Debekeme

        OC, you are an intelligent man. Do you really think the Oba can round up all the people who voted for Agbaje and throw them into the Lagoon? Do you really think he has the native/spiritual/juju powers to kill anyone who votes Agbaje? Come on brother! Think about this!

        What the Oba said was very very wrong BUT its a mixture of the very brash/aggressive way the Oba normally talks and his wrong way he used to get his point across to his Igbo audience that day. The Oba mis-spoke, everyone has acknowledge this.

        Lets not be dramatic. Your family is safe. Every Igbo man in Lagos is safe irrespective of who they vote for; APC or PDP.

        Agbaje and the Oba of Lagos will come and go but the Igbo and the Yoruba tribes will last into eternity. Think long term and lets not make statements that make it look like there is a serious problem between the 2 ethnic groups.

        Its season of politics and the Oba’s statement, as wrong as it is, has become a potent tool in the hands of those who want to use it to their political advantage. Some comments about this issue are just exaggerated and mischeivious.

        You know thats the truth.

        • OC

          No, I don’t think the Oba is ‘physically or spiritually’ capable of executing his threat, especially to all Igbos. But he is a leader with strong followership and doesn’t need to execute anything physically. Given that certain political objectives in Nigeria (and indeed in Lagos) are often executed with the aid touts and ‘area boys’ my concern remains. The Oba has people who follow him, people who may ‘misinterprete’ his ‘true’ intentions and actually execute his ‘fake threat’ by accident, at least in part. This is why he should have apologized immediately upon realizing his intentions have been misrepresented.

          Many anarchies and conflicts in history have often been preceded by sinister warnings, either written or vocalized, that went unheeded because most people dismissed them as mere rantings. Come what may this Saturday, me and my family are on alert. We will vote, nonetheless.

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    If Igbo people want to continue to come to live and do their businesses in Lagos State and other parts of South-West region they must adhere to the traditional values of Yoruba-land and follow the rules and regulations of Yoruba communities.Igbo can not turn Yoruba-land to Igbo-land and be dictating to Yoruba people and their traditional rulers how Lagos and other Yoruba-land should be run politically,economically and socially.

    • Nkuu

      THAT WILL HAPPEN ONLY WHEN YOU LIBERATE YOUR BLACKISH ASS TO FORM ODUDUWA. THE ONLY CONDITION IGBOS LIVE ANYWHERE IN NIGERIA IS THE CONSTITUTION. ANIMAL!!

      MR.AKIOLU IS A COWARD. LET HIM CARRY OUT HIS THREAT AND I PROMISE HIM DEATH, BEFORE WE COME AFTER HIS PEOPLE.

      YORUBAS ARE SLAVES AND ARE IRRELEVEANT. SHAAARAAP

      • Bayo Ola

        You know until your ass is whipped the Northern way, you will not back down. That is typical of the Igbo people.

        • Nkuu

          Actually I want the northern way. Exactly. Because I want it the northern way so that you will be dealt with the northern way.

          Is not Maiduguri and NE part of Nigeria? Why do we not have up to 10,000 Yorubas in Kano but we have millions of Igbos living in Kano alone?

          SO LET US DO IT THE NORTHERN WAY IN SW. START IT, COWARD, IF YOU HAVE GOT THE BALLS OR Shaaaraap.

          Remember, Yorubas are irrelevant. They are SLAVES.

      • OC

        Take it easy please. I’m Igbo, but your strong words are just….too strong! Ease up. No shaking. Nothing will happen to Igbos in Lagos.

    • Lenz

      That is the problem. Igbo actually believe they have the right to come into Lagos and push the indigenous people around in their own domain….

      That is all you see happening here.

      You can never see a Yoruba man in Igbo land challenge their customs or their Eze publicly in this way. He wouldn’t survive one day…

      • Nkuu

        That is right. Nigeria is a REPUBLIC. I REPEAT A REPUBLIC. REPUBLIC. REPUBLIC. REPUBLIC

        Mumu go back to school, library, or consult a teacher/tutor to let you know what a REPUBLIC means.

        In fact, now I understand what the issue really is. Yorubas are essentially nice people but they have horrible teachers. that is my CONCLUSION!!! Yet ignorance is not an excuse. Yorubas should make sure that their leaders are well educated in the real meaning of it. So far they are failing. LOOK AT HOW MISUNDERSTANDING ABOUT THE WORD “REPUBLIC” IS LEADING YORUBAS INTO HELL FIRE.

        CAN SOMONE HELP YORUBAS BEFORE THEY DESTROY THEMSELVES LIKE BOKO HARAM. ANYONE?

        • Lenz

          Ol, boy… I’ve already gone to toilet-o…

          If you are looking for something pls try somewhere else…

          Sorry…

          • Jimesco

            No don’t go to toilet! Finish the war of words you started. Hahahaha fear fear boy!

          • OC

            Haha! You’re very funny, I’ll give you that! You make me laff die! See, take my advice: anywhere you see my sister “Nkuu” just pick race like I did! lol.

          • Lenz

            You people misunderstand me…

            I know your kind like to feast on somebody’s excrement (Iike those stray dogs that follow small children in your village)… But at the material time Nkuu (or whatever the name is) came for mine I had already gone to toilet to dispose of it in the manner customary for civilized people.

            Hence, my apologies and the advice that she (or he?) should try somewhere else..

            I hope you understand better?

          • OC

            Hahaha! Very funny. Is that why you keep it “under the bed” when someone else is using the toilet? Toilet trained indeed.

    • NinjaK

      I really think we are getting crazy here.
      pls what is customary in an Oba getting himself so overtly into the political mud, to the extent of telling free nigerians who to vote in lagos? Are we Yorubas now gradually becoming psychiatric patients???

  • Uturu Mgbagbu

    Propaganda Times, what is the point of this “story.” Is it supposed to be a justification for the campaign of intimidation and threat by the former cash and carry policeman, so called Oba of Lagos, the patron of the Muslim Brotherhood (APC)?

  • UNAFFECTED

    The meaning one gives to something will depend on their own experiences; what they have been taught and what they have learnt and often, what meaning they can decipher in the situation. I am Igbo and I live in Lagos. I am not offended by the statement of the Oba because my religion teaches me to accept everything (no exception) with grace. I have learnt how to rise above insults and attacks, and respond in a calm and positive manner to everything. However, looking at the broader context of the election, the Oba should not have made such a comment. It would lose votes for the APC. I want to ask all Igbo to let it go. Vote who you like and stop with the back and forth and insults. One key to success in any situation is the ability to find the positive in things that most people see as a negative. Try it, it works.

    • Nkuu

      That is your perspective. Thanks for sharing. I am sure many great Igbos think like you. Other Igbos have their own perspectives though. And that is great!!!

  • Wähala

    It’s either the Oba was joking or those so-called Igbo leaders are jokers themselves. They went there on their own and were not delegated by any known Igbo socio-cultural group to go speak for Ndigbo before any Obas… as Igbos have no Obas ati Emirs. It is understandable if they did not challenge the Oba in his palace, but if truly they felt offended… they would/should have walked out on the Oba on account of his insults. To rob it in, the Orjiako tout took the microphone to hail Akiolu and apologetically promised to deliver Igbo votes for the ACP this weekend. Again, what’s the hoopla? No Oba has ever killed anyone with frivolous curses and it remains to be seen how many Igbos drown in Lagos Lagoon 7days from Saturday… as I’m certain many Igbos will vote for Agbaje if he’s their preferred candidate. One certainty though, the Oba’s curse has zero bearing on the outcome of this Governorship election. Sha, Lagos has always been a hob for the opposition, time for change of hands after donkey years of Tinubu’s godfatherism… abi ‘Change’ we clamored for doesn’t include Eko?

  • Debekeme

    I’m not a Lagosian but i have lived in Lagos most of my adult life.

    Ive seen Lagos from what it was to what it is today. Ive seen the wonderful transformation of Oshodi , ive seen the changes in Obalende, Ive seen transformation in the real sense Its undeniable, lets be honest. I see progress.. I know that lagos has leadership and the leadership has a direction. I can say this with honesty and responsibility. They are not perfect but they are facing the right direction. In all my time here, the Lagos State government has not treated me in anyway i can consider outrageous as a non-indigene of this state. They have been fair and allowed me to buy land and build my house and run my business as i deem fit. I also don’t break their laws and I’ve never had issues with victimization or exploitation by their state officials.

    I have also been in Nigeria for the 16 years PDP has been in charge of the Federal Government. I have seen the exact opposite of what is happening in Lagos. There has been poor leadership and the PDP led Federal Government has been facing the wrong direction most of the time. The standard of living of Nigerians has fallen progressively over the 16 years PDP had been in Government. Simple things PDP could have done to impact the life of the ordinary Nigerian like me was not done. PDP has not shown inspiration leadership the way Fashola has inspired us all to believe that he truly means well for Lagos. Thats leadership. . what i say about Nigeria and PDP is said with sincerity and responsibility.

    We are facing an election in Lagos State this weekend. Frankly, when i see Agbaje on TV and hear him talk he sounds like an intelligent man and someone who can lead. But unfortinately, thats not all it takes to be elected a leader. Being a handsome and smart talker isnt all that needed. Agbaje is PDP and PDP is not a medicine you recommend even for the dying. Beware that PDP has lost their hold on the Federal Government and all the perks PDP members have been enjoying for 16 years. If PDP wins lagos state, they will use this state to compensate their PDP members to keep them busy and loyal. It will be disastrous because Agbaje will not be able to deny the party that brought him to power. The essence of elections is to allow the citizens evaluate their present leadership and the political platform they ride on and decide if they are worth trusting to continue or if they should be changed. I believe APC has done reasonably well and should continue in Government. They have a road map for Lagos State and i believe they will continue following it If at any time i feel that they have lost the plot and are not longer effective; i wil cast my vote against them.

    For me; the above is all i need to make my decision. That some traditional ruler makes a silly and uninformed statement, and as a result i decide to abandon the logic i have stated above and reverse my thought process means im either not a logically minded mand or maybe im more driven by sentiments and maybe hateful prejudice.

    I urge everyone who has lived in Lagos and seen the good work BRF has done and also believe in the promise of APC that Ambode will carry on with the agenda set by the APC to vote for the APC in the next election. Leave the Oba out of this. We live here and we are going nowhere,

    • Uzoma

      Here’s the question I always ask those who hold up Fashola’s “achievements”, while discounting any negatives, as reason to continue to vote APC in Lagos: Can you honestly pick out any past governor of Lagos, whether during the military or the civilian era, who hasn’t done well? If you can’t in all honesty, then Fashola may very well have done well as governor not because he is a Fashola or from the APC but simply because you probably don’t even need a governor for Lagos to continue doing well.

      • Debekeme

        Morning Uzoma. To assume that the administration of a state and providing stable leadership is like a car rolling down hill and irrespective of who is in the drivers seat the car will keep moving is not a fair analogy and a depreciation of the values needed for effective leadership.

        Now, there is fact and there is opinion. Fact: is akin to science; anything verifiable by experiment is science/fact. Opinion: Opinion is subjective and variable. But there are situations where a particular matter has become such a widely held and accepted opinion (view) that it tends to become a matter of fact.

        Its a widely held view and somewhat a matter of fact that no leader of Lagos State has received such wide acclamation like Fashola (with exception of Jakande). Fashola isn’t a figment or creation of someones imagination. He is a living, breathing man who we have had sufficient time to evaluate and make informed conclusions about.

        If you feel hes been unreasonably idolized well, you are entitled to your own opinion. I have a critical mind and in my view, hes performed creditably and thats the view of a great many people including Jimi Agbaje who has stated this on numerous occasions.

        And finally; i’m sorry but i dont consider former Governors like Buba Marwa, Mudashiru, Raji Rasaki of same constitution as Fashola. They are not the same in terms of quality of persona, intellect and achievements. lets be real please.

        Take care.

    • OC

      Who knows, maybe Jimi Agbaje may win on the platform of PDP, later defect to the APC and the PDP loose their hold over him. With so many recent defections, this is a possibility.

  • Tayo

    Igbo can hang themselves for all Yorubas care. We don’t like y’all anyway. We might as well resolve to savagery if y’all keep poking us in the eyes.

    • Nkuu

      Who is hurting with jealousy? If we had our way, we would never stay with SLAVES. YOU ARE SAVAGERY BY DEFAULT so there is nothing to resolve. Crawl back to your cave and wit for the next order…EWU

      • Tayo

        Jealousy? On what basis? How can Yorubas be jealous when we own y’all. If need be, we can wipe all igbos out of Lagos. In fact, y’all know better sha. The igbos I know aren’t ready to die. If shit were to go down, your Ezes will be the ones pleading on y’all behalves!

        • Nkuu

          You own y’all? You cannot wipe even your own family off, mumu. YORUBAS are SLAVES and COWARDS. WHat you just did here is the best you can afford.

          If you think SLAVES have now matured let COWAR AKIOLU carry out the threat….but I know he would not…..

          Go back to school….what is ezes? Maybe the ezes are the Igbos who do not want to die?

          Educating your empty BLOCK HEAD will take a hell lot of effort….I would not even start.

          • Tayo

            Lagos is Yoruba Land! Go back to your erosion ridden BIAFRA.

          • Nkuu

            LAGOS IS A NIGERIAN LAND LIBERATED FROM THE BRITISH BY MOSTLY IGBOS ALONGSIDE OTHER NIGERIANS.

            BIAFRA LAND IS THE REAL LAND FLOWING WITH MILK & HONEY. OBVIOUSLY, SLAVES DO NOT TRAVEL SO YOU WOULD NOT KNOW.

            NOW CRAWL BACK TO YOUR CAVE AND AWAIT THE NEXT ORDER, SLAVE…

          • Dr. Kay

            Mr, enough of this yoruba are slave diatribe, your rants and angry posturing will not change, neither will it alter the misguided utterances the kabiyesi made, which mark you were not made by APC , the latter mark you Have rejected the utterances with the contempt it deserves. You want to vote PDP , it’s your constitutional right, but stop whipping up a frenzy of ethnic hate and holier than thou posturing , if you have yoruba servants working for you , do you treat them as slaves because your continous rantings of slave calling and abuses makes me think you ain’t different from the Oba in your bilious rantings and hatred for your compatriots or are we all slaves?

          • Tayo

            Real land indeed. What a joke you are! I hope you’re going to stand your ground when shit go down.

          • Uche

            When are we going to make a decision to cast off every tradition that falters our imaginative capacities. We keep ranting about petty issues when NASA already has a game plan for exploring planet Mars. What did our traditional rulers do when the true “thinking man” came to exploit the land in order to improve their lifestyle? Please lets get wiser.

      • OC

        Please don’t join issues with Tayo. Debekeme has “served” him well. Education was simply wasted on Tayo.

    • Debekeme

      Tayo, you are better than that. Ive lived with Yoruba people for most of my life and i know them well. For all their weaknesses i know they aspire to be the best version of themselves. Sometimes they fail, but you must respect a poeple who try all they can to live up to higher ideals of respect, reverence, humility, etc

      Thats why your statement does a disservice to the wonderful Yoruba people i know, including my deputy at the office.

      We should not allow the least of us dictate the agenda for the best of us. That statement is unbecoming of you.

      • OC

        Wow! Who are you, Debekeme? Are you a Nigerian? There’s hope yet for this country that is otherwise useless! You should have run for Governor. I’ll definitely have voted for you, and I know I speak for a lot of Igbos out there. Great use of tact. Mistakes like “Hassan Lawal” and “Tayo” will never get it I’m afraid.

  • aloba..

    Editor,

    Thank you Igbo brothers!!

    Let me first of all start this letter by thanking the Igbo Leaders who visited Oba Rilwanu Akiolu.
    They showed upbringing by keeping their anger to themselves. They could have slapped him.
    Lawyers say that Oba Akiolu’s provocation is a complete defence to slapping him for this insult.

    Secondly, i am a honorary title-holder in Lagos and have been following what others are saying.
    People are saying Oba Rilwanu Akiolu should be deposed on the 5th of June. I beg to dis-agree.
    I must dis-agree with that. June 5th is a fixed traditional festival date for some of our Lagos deities.
    Don’t get me wrong, please. I am all for the REMOVAL of Rilwanu Akiolu for GENOCIDAL SPEECH.
    But NOT on the 5th of June. The DEPOSITION of Rilwanu Akiolu should be earlier – on 4th of June.

    • Libero Lagos

      Lagos Liberation Movement

      Islamic APC party is a clear and present danger to all of Yoruba multi-religious society.
      APC is an Islamic Jihad for Islamist supremacy. APC is toxic poison for the Yoruba.
      On 11th April, APC must go in Yorubaland. APC MUST GO ON 11TH APRIL, 2015!!

      If any Igbo man in Lagos is hurt or injured, we shall seize Rilwanu Akiolu in the palace.
      We shall strip Akiolu naked on the street; flog him and throw him into the Lagos lagoon.
      That is where we stand on this matter with all the Igbo Christians . So help us God.

    • Invitro

      @libero lagos,

      ….There is alternative to armed struggle in Lagos State

      The Yoruba can hold a mini-sovereign national conference amongst
      the people in the six Yoruba States. The people in Ekiti State do not
      want to live in an Islamic state. Or are those in Ondo state yearning
      for any Islamic State either. Lagos state is already up in arms – on the
      trail of last year’s Christians’ revolt in Oshun State in protest of the imposition
      of the Islamic Hijab in all public schools.

      With 65% of Yorubaland openly opposed to Islamism, Alhaji Bola Tinubu, and,
      Alhaji Raji Fashola along with Alhaji Rilwanu Akiolu (Oba of Lagos) – the three Muslim
      front-line Lagos Jihadists will likely take recourse to organized militia force at a point
      in this struggle, but they will all be defeated by the now enraged Yoruba Christians,
      but at the cost of thousands of lives.

      The easier solution is to defeat APC at Saturday’s election and take these three (3)
      Lagos Jihadist Mujaheedens into prison custody over Lagos State’s missing $40billion.
      That incarceration will help to wean the trio from their spirit of thefts, without bloodiness.

      • demola

        “The only way to stop us from stealing
        is to stone us. The Nigerian followers
        are as guilty as the Nigerian leaders.
        The Nigerian institutions are compromised
        and there is no alternative to them as it is.
        Nigerians appear not to be against stealing
        and corruption but only against how long
        you stay stealing and being corrupt.
        Don’t ever expect those in public
        office to fight corruption on these facts
        .”

        ….…..Governor Rotimi Amaechi
        (Rivers state)

        (June 30th, 2014)

        • Investigator

          Lest we be carried away by that slew of crass Christian Pastors in Lagos –
          like Adeboye, Kumuyi and Oyedepo – said to be working for Islamic Jihad,

          the ultimate national question of the moment in Nigeria remains as follows; viz:

          • neromagana2015

            Maybe you are living in another planet! Have you not heard that the same Military that claimed had no Buhari’s certificate now found it? A product of a burst condom you are!

      • asking question

        HOW CAN APC BE DEFEATED IF THE CRASS CHRISTIAN PASTORS IN LAGOS
        – LIKE ADEBOYE, KUMUYI AND OYEDEPO – ARE WORKING FOR ISLAMIC JIHAD
        AND MISLEADING THE LAGOS CHRISTIANS TO ACCEPT ISLAMIC SHARIA LAW
        BY REJECTING THE BIBLICAL TEN (10) COMMANDMENTS NATIONWIDE?

    • femicole

      Every Islamist party – like APC – needs a few servile Christian for votes; so long as
      those few servile Christians – like Akin Ambode – accept the Muslims’ instructions
      .

      • StraightTalk

        Silhouette of an eventual birth of an Islamic State of Nigeria
        is clearer than ever before. But Christians and their Pastors
        show no visceral hatred for an Islamic State of Nigeria.
        America and Britain – who both tend Nigeria as an
        orphan – now have their work cut out, as a ruffian
        rogue state is now set to emerge from behind the
        back of Muhammadu Buhari, Rilwanu Akiolu, Bola Tinubu,
        and Alhaji Raji Fashola – all of whom Islamist fundamentalists
        in Nigeria see as the acceptable icons of Jihadist Islamism.

        • Freeman

          @globalist,

          Islamism is the 1st problem with Nigeria. All else is secondary.
          Muslims repudiate the constitution holding Nigeria together.
          Nigerian Muslims then break up national unity in consequence.
          They openly split the Nigerian Army into armed religious camps.

          Furthermore, Nigerian Muslims declare themselves SUPERIOR to others.
          And now they are importing arms to wage war against the Nigerian Army.
          Along the way; they rape, they loot, and they burn all Christian churches.
          And to complete the goriness, they behead Christians and Nigerian soldiers.

          • kkk

            Stop this hate propaganda.What makes you different from those you are condemning?

        • kkk

          You are also promoting hate and bigotry.

      • onike

        See, Alhaji Raji Fashola himself cannot organise a school system, or, organise
        a Lagos city bus transport system. School and transportation are two main tasks
        of a state. Failure to pass those two tasks is = to FAIL OVERALL.

        Raji Fashola is obviously an incompetent, clueless and corrupt misfit in government;
        – a toxic bane on Lagos state treasury; with $3.7billion as at today, and for sundering
        community community peace in Lagos state.

        • davido

          Onike:

          LAGOS STATE’S DEBT MAY BE OVER $3.7 BILLION AS AT TODAY,
          SINCE THE APC DENIED EVERYONE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION,
          SINCE 1999, WHEN APC TOOK LAGOS GOVERNMENT TREASURY
          AS PERSONAL FUNDS FOR JUST THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES.
          THE EFFECT OF THE APC CULTIC GOVERNANCE ON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
          IS AS FOLLOWS:

          • Mary Laja-Payne

            DAVIDO,

            Lagos state is the headquarters of corruption at state level in Nigeria.
            I travel home regularly and i see mis-match between state income
            and expenditure. I am convinced that only theft will explain the gap.

            Lagos state is being governed by a cabinet of look-alikes in ignorance.
            With good thinking and cognate knowledge, more finances should
            NEVER be inversely proportional to improvements in theory or practice.

            Whenever more resources worsen a state of affairs, ignorant people are
            at the helms of affairs. What is to be done? Well, the first thing to do is to
            compel accounts by force from all Lagos state Commissioners and recover
            all stolen money + all stolen lands, shares and all other overseas assets
            from Raji Fashola.

            The second step is to haul these malefactors into jail-houses in their own interest
            lest they be brought to mob justice by the people. The third step is to enact a law
            in Lagos state forbidding the example of Babatunde Raji Fashola, by making it
            a criminal offence henceforth for any Governor of Lagos state to refuse to disclose
            public accounts quarterly.

          • one chance party

            “Nigerian youths must form revolutionary committees in each local government to decide the punishment for these roguish government’s officials – past and present. Nigerians should not
            exempt themselves from currents of progress in history. Progress begins by insistence that no
            man shall oppress or exploit another man in a democracy – by stealing away the state assets,
            because cash and all other government assets are not the personal properties of officials.”

            ……Patrick Asabe

            (September 28, 2014)

    • globalist

      MUJAHEDEEN RILWANU AKIOLU MUST GO on 4th june. NO ISLAMIST JIHADIST ON THE THRONE.
      NOBODY IS OPPOSED TO ISLAM. THE WHOLE MUSLIM WORLD IS OPPOSED TO ISLAMISM.
      ISLAMISM IS WORSE THAN APARTHEID FOR IMPOSING ISLAM AS THE ONLY RIGHT TO RULE..

      • Sams

        Hahahahahahaha Is funny how one troll starts the religious bigotry, then other trolls (or may be the same guy) post several other bigoted statements as reply to the original bigotry.
        Are you trying to make it appear like several people agree with the original bigoted statement???

    • Ola Alani

      If by mistake I agree, who will carry out ur order?

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  • Bestvoice123

    I don’t blame the Oba, because he has the right to freedom of speech. I blame the so called Ndigbo elders who sat down firmly on the chair receiving the insult. They said “if you cannot stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. None of them is a baby. Nigerians are experts in pretense. Even when things are going on wrongly, we pretend they are very okay. We need to wake up

  • Angela

    Premium Times, this story was obviously posted to lessen the level of indignation against Akiolu and APC, but it will not succeed. Just as Nigerians were tired of PDP at the centre, Lagosians are tired of APC in the Lagos. You have never hidden your unconcealed bias for APC, but what you fail to understand is that the Igbo leaders who were in the Oba’s palace had to act with decorum. Had they protested vehemently, all hell would have been let loose. But trust me, they were enraged. They kept their cool till they left the palace. That is a lesson in survival: When in another man’s territory, show restraint and tread with caution.

    • adeseyeawodehin

      Angela:

      Premium Times is a Mujahedeen organization committed to Islamist Jihad.
      But somebody wrote below to say the attitude of the Igbo is thus the winner.
      Despite how Jihadist journalists in Premium Times try, Oba Akiolu will look bad.

      • By Popular Demand

        Let me first of all start this letter by thanking the Igbo Leaders who visited Oba Rilwanu Akiolu.
        They showed upbringing by keeping their anger to themselves. They could have slapped him.
        Lawyers say Oba Akiolu’s provocation is a complete defence to slapping him for this insult
        .

        ……….Chief Aloba

        (April 8th, 2015)

        • Sanu

          My own is that Oba Rilwanu Akiolu must be REMOVED from office for declaring POGROM.
          He has just declared POGROM on all Lagos CHRISTIANS who reject the Islamic APC party.
          That means Akiolu is a criminal who is no longer a fit and proper person as Oba of Lagos.

          • B. Anjorin

            SANU:

            But Alhaji Rilwanu Akiolu is well-known to many Lagosians as an Islamist Jihadist.
            He’s only just shown that Islamism on the world stage though he first lied about it.
            Please read his denial of his genocidal speech – citing Allah – on Premium Times.
            Thank God that a very smart Igbo man took a secret tape recorder to that meeting.

          • andre

            Ah, ah! Is that why he should not be removed, because he’s well-known as a Jihadist?
            What’s your point? Theey say he should be removed. You say he’s well known as such.
            So he should not be removed? Is that what you are saying? Make yourself clear!
            I think the time has come for the Editors of Premium Times to start asking questions.
            From now on contributors must first of all disclose their state of origin and religion.
            That is the best way for readers to give context to what some people write here.

          • Libero Lagos

            Second Warning to Rilwanu Akiolu

            Islamic APC party is a clear and present danger to all of Yoruba multi-religious society.
            APC is an Islamic Jihad for Islamist supremacy. APC is toxic poison for the Yoruba.
            On 11th April, APC must go in Yorubaland. APC MUST GO ON 11TH APRIL, 2015!!

            If any Igbo man in Lagos is hurt or injured, we shall seize Rilwanu Akiolu in the palace.
            We shall strip Akiolu naked on the street; flog him and throw him into the Lagos lagoon.
            That is where we stand on this matter with all the Igbo Christians . So help us God.

          • kkk

            And the Yoruba will fold their hands and watch you do that on their soil? I think you need your crazy head examined.

          • SBA

            Your comments is irresponsible. I am married to an Igbo, so stop fanning embers of disunity. Why are you people too emotional. Please grow up. The Oba is an old man. We belong to a new generation, we are not bound by tribe, religion or ethnicity. What drives us is not all these silly talk about where we come from. Most of you talk about Islam derogatively. Have you travelled to the gulf countries to see the level of their development? I am sure if someone offers you an holiday in Dubai you will jump at th offer. Grow up Libero. Leave your name

          • OC

            Yes, what ‘Libero Lagos’ said was another case of extremism, especially the second paragraph. Having said that, I’ll advice you stop backheeling on yourself. You’re “married to an Igbo”, who’s probably “too emotional”, and likely not “grown up”. Hmm. You keep on using these phrases like a mantra. Maybe you should have married Yoruba then.

            By the way, ‘OC’ is short for Osita.

          • Hassan Lawal

            …. stop your ranting little boy,you shall all be sent back to your cursed lands in the east.Am sure,you did not witnessed the civil war,a word is enough for the ………….!!!

          • OC

            Another nonsense. If you witnessed the civil war (at the front) would you be so eager to be in the trenches again after 4 decades?

          • OC

            Your extremism does no one (including yourself) any good. I hope you never have to watch a relative burnt before you realize what you advocate cannot be controlled and would definitely have dire repercussions for everyone. I am neither Christian nor Muslim and I know this. ONE LOVE.

          • Ola Alani

            Who amongst you are u referring to. As u said the APC Islamic party that presented a Christian ABODE and Oshinbajo. You’re Jst a loser.

          • Onike24

            An Islamic Jihadist, that is married to three Christian wives, with two pastor sons? What a jihadist! May God forgive you, stop trying to introduce religious bigotry into Lagos it will NEVER work.

          • Ola Alani

            Shut up ur filthy mouth. U talk to much rubbish

          • Ola Alani

            I don’t support his statement but now a case of ‘ who will bell the cat’, not even the AGBAJE u’re clamouring for dares try.

      • oluremmy

        No, you and Angela are the biased ones! Premium Times got it right. It is news-worthy that Igbo invitees clapped for the threat Akiolu issued. That is newsworthy. Premium Times is very correct to report it as news.
        Look, let me tell you. I can see clearly. I don’t support APC or PDP. I don’t believe in either of them.
        I don’t think any of them can save Nigeria.

        APC is a party of thieves. PDP is accountable, but moronic and empty-headed.

        As far as i am concerned Nigerians have to take their destiny in their own hands. The first step is to
        do citizens’ arrest of all the thieves in both parties and put them to bonfires on the streets. That is
        what i believe in as real CHANGE. Why should Bola Tinubu be walking free? Why should Obasanjo
        be walking free and pontificating? Nigeria will never be free until all official thieves are executed.

        • SBA

          Don’t mind them. Igbos are too emotional. What’s is the big deal in the statement. We know the Oba can’t influence anything. They even castigated Professor Utomi for explaining the Oba was only joking. People should grow up. I am disappointed that young people, Gen Y will be commenting this way. I thought our generation has moved on. So disppointed in some of the comments by young Igbo friends. It’s so childish.

          • OC

            Anther dummy bereft of history!

          • Hassan Lawal

            They are not emotional,rather they are bad losers.The Oba of Lagos has directed their cheap and money-grabbers Ezes on the way to vote come Saturday and if they do otherwise,they shall be sent back to their cursed lands with their Andy Uba. See my dear,they are always losing in all their engagements with the Yorubas,we Northerners,dont like them either,because,they are rats,cockroaches and pests.

          • OC

            Nonsense. I served at Zurmi LG in Zamfara State in 1998-9, AND I never saw more “rats, cockroaches, and pests” as personified by the northerners!

            At this point, I must apologize for insulting the northerners. Even though you provoked it with your scathing words, it does not excuse it, though I hope (at least) it explains it. I’m deeply ashamed of how low WE ALL have stooped to justify our stupidity and excesses. Are we all looking towards another civil war to resolve our differences? When we play football everyone forgets tribe and religion (including you and the mindless Oba of Lagos), and the goals scored are not attributed to tribe or religion; when we experience differences in opinion (or in perspectives) in our communities we explain it away as a reflection of tribe and religion. Someone makes a serious comment about the possibility of ethic cleansing and we say the aggrieved is simply crying wolf or has bribed into silence because they are Igbos.

            The White man believes education is wasted on the Black man because we seem incapable of learning from our mistakes or from that of others; we go on re-inventing the wheel and make bigger mistakes. If all this is true about Nigeria, the biggest Black nation on earth, then the White man was right.

            Fortunately, or unfortunately, “we are all we have”, as written by the prolific songwriter and singer. Issues should be treated on their merit and we move forward from there. If that mindless Oba had issued an apology immediately, perhaps none of this would have been necessary. ONE LOVE.

          • Onike24

            Apologise for what? These so called Ibo leaders asked him what he will give them if they vote APC? What do you expect him to say? Pray for the people who had the effontery to come into his palace at their instance to blackmail him! Haba, too much is too much.

          • Ola Alani

            You are part of the problem, do u want the Oba’s head. If u’ve gotten over it as u said, then move on. Weather u vote APC not on Saturday, AGBAJE is gonna lose gallantly. That only if u have a PVC are u’re in Lagos Nigeria.

          • OC

            I live in Lagos and me and wife have PVCs. We’re voting for different candidates based on personal convictions. And no, I don’t want the Oba’s head. That he made a mindless comment doesn’t mean he deserves the death penalty, c’mon.

          • ken

            May God smothe you for this potentially genocidal comment. Do you know what happened in Rwanda in 1994? You think this is some kind of joke? Kindly know the limits of “freedom of expression”.
            Moderator whats going on here? Do we fold our hands and wait until the electronic hates spill into the streets?
            BE CAREFUL NIGERIANS, GO LOOK AT SYRIA UKRAINE,LIBYA,YEMEN,IRAQ,etc.

          • segun

            Yes , Pat isn’t a yoruba man and came up to dice the air and yet to were abusing him.What do we want? Why are we so abusive? I love this state and Nigeria had a whole.I ve igbos has friends and I do biz with..but am suprised about a whatsapp message that has been going round that ibos biafran warriors should gang up vote against the party that has been good to igbos.Its really unfortunate if and I say some igbos gang up against the interest of the indigenes of the state that has been fair to them and has allowed things that can not be done for other tribes in other states in Nigeria.I agree people to vote wisely with their conscience, but ganging up for some sort of revenge is unholy.The last election has shown that voting by blindess of ethnicity or sentiments is a failure. Don’t make the same mistake twice

          • ken

            What do you guys mean by “party that has been good to the ibos”? What parochial nonsense is this? Are we talking about people of other continents or our fellow citizens? Hasn’t the British government been good to millions of yorubas in london? Have you ever heard the british government coerce any british-yoruba to vote the governing party or face deportation?
            Can people stop this nonsense of “you are in my state”? I am Nigerian! Simple!

          • segun

            Yes we are Nigerians, he who demands a certain respect should also reciprocate it.He who comes with equity should come with clean hands.Let’s see other tribe give a different tribe in their own state same treatment they are clamouring for and we see if this issue will not be a thing of the past, and one should stop being hypocrates. We are Nigerians and equality is key to protect it, not being self centered

        • OC

          Do you start reading an article from the centre and end at the start of it? Did you miss the part where the Igbo chiefs said “it would be wrong to challenge the King in his palace?” That they (the Igbo chiefs) “would go back and convene a meeting of Igbo stakeholders and respond to him [the King] appropriately”? Would you maintain your crazed stance if you (for the sake of argument) were among the Igbo chiefs in that meeting with the Oba? When in Rome, do as the Romans. This is an ageless wisdom that has served many a diplomat well.

          • segun

            But is the traditional ruler of Lagos, and Lagos is still is domain.From what I can deduse, because when i first heard it i was like…, but now with this and also pat utomi’s perception of his personality, he was been sarcastic & it’s obvious they had a relationship, but I could be wrong. But there’s no way he could have meant it or even carried it out.Its like a father angry with his sons and putting a statement or curse if he goes against his wish,but above all else it’s not APC stances which has been magnanimous to Ibos.Even the Oba the visit shows a synergy

          • Onike24

            You need to understand the full picture, these so called Igbo leaders actually ask Kabiyesi what he will do for them if they vote APC! Hence the tirade, which they then again in a breach of trust circulated in the media! Showing only Kabiyesi response to blackmail! I hope Kabiyesi will speak in his own defence because this nonsense has gone on for too long! as for Jimi Agbaje he is a huge disappointment hailing from one of the Royal families in Isale Eko willing to denigrate his heritage because he wants to be Governor! Abo wa ba ni oro e.

    • segun

      I like what you said another man’s territory, should tread with caution. As in Lagos?we would see next Saturday

    • Ola Alani

      So if the majority of Nigeria is tired of PDP then we should embrace them in Lagos, right? You must be out of your senses.

      • Fatai Fehintola

        sound reasoning!

  • Jeffrey

    While it’s obvious the outcry of this unwise King smack of any iota of intelligence Imagine what would have happened if Awolowo had allowed Nnamdi Azikiwe to become the first Yoruba Premier in 1954 ?

    Igbos would be claiming the Western Region was once an Igbo colony by now not even a no man’s land. Lagos must remain the crown jewel of the Yoruba race. Ifeanyi Ubah an Igbo should never be allowed to chose the next governor of Lagos in Yorubaland.

    • burning spear

      U can forgive BUT never forget like the Yorubas who forgot how the Fulanis murdered Abiola ati Kudirat his wife and Akintola-Its now clear to all-including the Igbos and Ijaws that APC is a party of thugs—–The Oba made those blood-chilling comments based on what the so called leader of APC Tinubu, has been–telling him the Oba–to say to the Igbo chiefs in Lagos–That they will be thrown into the Lagos lagoon should they vote for PDP—The very same threat APC issued to any that voted for Jonathan in the Fulani North–Only God knows the number of humans–Igbo and Ijaws-Tinubu and his cohorts in APC, have b4 now– been dumping into the Lagos lagoon—Months after Commander Yibowie AN IJAW NAVAL OFFICER left the Navy he vanished from Mile 2 while on his way to IKOYI LAGOS-TILL DATE HIS CORPSE HAS NOT BEEN FOUND-His remains could by lying somewhere in the Lagos Lagoon who knows—They said Jonathan was the monster–and clueless——-now we know that the axiom which says the devil u know is better than the angel in soul-less soul of drug addicts and certificate forgers like Tinubu–is really true———NIGERIANS do not need a soothsayer to know what to expect from the head of the new prison guards—–in Aso Rock——-Buhari and the leaders of the the amala politics in the very Lagos that the resources of the SS and South-east were used in developing–They-need to be told that Lagos is still a Federal Territory—and not the exclusive preserve of the traditional Yoruba thugs-in APC.

      • Ola Alani

        Rubbish write up, laced with lies. No going back, UP AMBODE. We don’t want the ghost of dead PDP roaming freely in Lagos.

    • OC

      “…Igbos would be claiming the Western Region was once an Igbo colony…” Assumption and stupidity are indeed two sides of the same coin.

      • Ayo Kellany

        The sides of the same coin that is embedded in you.

        • OC

          And I thought you wanted to quote me on something. Now that’s dumb…

  • Assibi

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  • burning spear

    I AM LAUGHING MY HEAD OFF AGAIN———AT THE PROPAGANDA NETWORK OF APC-lOOK APC SHOULD REALISE THAT Ijaw man Jonathan is gone so no use -trying very hard to play the blame game with Igbos who were threatened by the Adolf Hitler of APC OBA TINUBU with death. tHE SO CALLED oBA SPOKE ON BEHALF OF tINUBU ATI THE THUGS IN apc–Only God knows how the Igbo Chief were able to escape from the den of ritual killers in APC——i AM VERY SURE —It was the Holy spirit that turned what would have ended up as a National Day of Mourning for the Igbo Nation into A THING OF laughter—Did the Yoruba Obas not applaud the speeches Jonathan delivered to them in the south West–? What did they do to Jonathan after————? They sneaked behind his back to embrace the Fulanis who murdered Akintola–Abiola and Kudirat–their daughter—Not to talk of killing the Presidential ambition of Bola Ige–through assassination and making it look as if it was the same Yorubas using the blood stained turbans of the fulanis to wipe off their shame–in the just concluded elections that US rigged for Buhari-that arranged to have Bola Ige-murdered—The Igbos should be commended for using their God given wisdom to escape from the den of the lion in APC—-by pretending to appreciate what the APC oba was saying–Else he would have arranged to put all of them in a Babalawo induced coma–and thrown their remains into the Lagos lagoon as directed by Tinubu ati Buhari–the APC warlord NOW AT LARGE IN THEIR NIGERIA–animals

    • Fanen Harden

      Out of context again son. man up my guy, preach what people and God will be please with ok? not hatred and igniting violent here and there. The thing here is Nigerians don wise-up so all these ur rubbish will surely take u now-where. Sorry dude try and get a job to do else u go poor with crude oil stain all over u.

    • Ola Alani

      As if Shehu Musa Yar’adua didn’t die in prison under Abacha. Stop talking nonsense and face reality, no room for PDP in Lagos. The earlier you get over Jonathan, the faster you will wake up to realities.

    • idoni

      Who ever this burning spear is, has really gone mad and needs to be placed in an asylum before it gets out of hand. This is madness in the first year!

    • Mavis

      …..Shame on the oba, shame on d A PC, Shame on the president elect who has deliberately refused to debunk such a demonic message from an evil,greedy man. He has been paid by apc to perpetuate evil but evil will follow him henceforth.. his plan will backfire! Ibid in Lagos should retaliate by voting MASSIVELY FOR JIMI AGBAJE to run it in for d fake oba! A PC IS SO DIVISIVE & VIOLENT PRONED! CHANGE MUST COME LAGOS!

  • Kelly Raymond

    Well, here’s my piece. When has the OBA of Lagos been a prominent holder in the justice/judicial system to decide who is drowned and who isn’t. I am also disappointed in the Igbos who blew the case out of proportions. They are certainly people who either have no sense of humour or are bitter about the past. And you call yourself Christians. It actually reflects what wet grounds the live wire is dipped and who are at the verge of stepping in it. We are past this. You don’t own Lagos Igbo, you annexed it. Lagos has never been an uncomfortable arena for you to freely do business. Has Yoruba people or other tribe for that matter been allowed to do business with such levity in your lands as you did in Lagos? If you can better Lagos with your votes do so without minding what comments a figure head makes. Don’t shit where you eat? And stop this tribalism. Stop feeling one tribe is this or that… Your tribe is also terribly flawed just as everyone’s. We were all cowards at some point.

    • OC

      …and on Sunday you can bring your “young daughter” (or your young sister) to my house party!! Don’t worry what I’ll do to her as I am not a Christian.

      • BABUYANMA

        And the Ibos would have done that for $$$$$

        • OC

          You mean the Christian Igbos? I can’t honestly say really. Rest assured we Atheist Igbos would “do it” for free…

          • BABUYANMA

            SAD

  • Classic Boss

    As for me I support Ambode. The Oba of Lagos IS NOT a spokesperson for APC or Tinubu. Ambode is the right candidate to govern Lagos

    • Joe

      Lagos SAI JIMI. Change is a must in Lagos.

      • BABUYANMA

        Go do that in Onitsha and Aba as the Oba said

      • Ola Alani

        We are changing from FASHOLA to AMBODE, sentiments aside.

        • Joe

          Ola, that’s transmutation, similar to Jonathan’s transformation that was rejected last month. What we want in Lagos is CHANGE!. Lagos SAI JIMI.

  • ije2014

    PDP should be removed fully from the lives of Nigerians on Saturday.
    It’s a demonic entity and the way that they manipulate Nigerians into
    fighting one another just to win votes is satanic. Ignore PDP and its
    manipulation of the Oba of Lagos & Igbos in Lagos. No sane person
    should vote PDP on Saturday in any state in Nigeria. PDP is just about lining their pockets and they want to see Nigeria in flames as they enrich themselves. PDP must never be allowed to get their filthy hands on Lagos.

    • ken

      Are you demented? Sure you understand the genesis of the case at hand?

      • donkesson

        forget any genesis case at hand fine I know the oba has not spoken well .even if he is really supporting the APC I don’t really think they will be happy with his comment .bt one thin is for sure if you ever loose Lagos for pdp you are doomed for life .it is very clear PDP from all level never have the interest of the people .

  • Potters

    Mr. Ojiako or whatever he calls himself and his cronies had no business going to that man’s house in the first place not to mention representing Igbo leaders in Lagos or anywhere as now touted.
    They should therefor meet and tell other Igbos in Lagos to vote against APC in protest of the insult from this liliputian stool in the SW.

  • Mexy

    As an Igbo man, the so called Eze di Igbos that visited the Oba of Lagos are a shame to my tribe and definitely not a true representation of the Igbo race. They went there on personal gains and not to advocate for my humble tribe. This is a shame and they should be stripped of being leaders of the Igbos in various locations in Lagos. Lagos needs Igbos and other tribes that live and make ends meet in Lagos, and not the other way; if they realize this and acted otherwise, the Oba and other stakeholders of APC would be advocating and pleading for our support and not threatening to finish Igbos in the water. The Igbos will never be treated as objects of pleasure, since the Nigerian populace objected and fought against the creation of the Biafra republic, then we will remain a relevant and dominant force in the country never to be intimidated nor blackmailed by any tribe. We are Nigerians and will remain Nigerians.

    • Zakary Gundah

      Stripped of what, Mexy? Who crowned those clowns? From what I gather, these are just self-appointed individuals high on delusion on the fantacy of royalty from which they are very far in their native towns of origin. You should rather ignore them and use their nuisance value whenever possible, like this time that God used them to “draw out” the real face of Akiolu. I could never have guessed that a retired DIG with some legal knowledge could be so bigoted.

  • Fanen Harden

    This Akiolu man hmmmmmmm. This one na indomie generation ooooo. not those days u have to trek from Ilorin to kano and from PHC to Jalingo/Yola. U are entitled to ur speech but when the outcome of ur words/speech becomes otherwise u’ll learn a lesson common wisdom should have earlier thought you. Oba no de go transfa but imagine a situation u walking around with shame as a king……….where would your pride be Mr. Oba?

  • Akin

    Everything lost in translation. The message from Oba of Lagos is just a traditional method of communication between the Obas and their subjects. Oba Akiolu meant no harm by his message. No one is going to end up in Lagos Lagoon, it is a figure of speech. My people, calm down.

  • vica

    This thing is just being blown out of proportion by d PDP and my igbo brothers are being riled up by a figure of speech. You will not drown in a lagoon, it isn’t possible. Ambode for governor

  • Akiika

    …still on top this Oba issue? Igbo people, please cast all your votes for JK and when he loses tomorrow, we’ll see how much hospitality will be left for you in Lagos. Remember Lagos is the most hospitable place that you all come to prosper, go ahead and lose that hospitality like in the North. My guess is, you’ll have to permanently go back to the SE that your leaders have refused to develop. You are making yourself too important, you guys are unbelievable! With or without your vote, Ambode is cruising to victory because that is what your host wants.