Anti-Igbo speech: PDP wants Oba of Lagos suspended

The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, has urged the Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, to suspend the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, for making an inciting speech against Igbos in Lagos ahead of the April 11 gubernatorial election.

Mr. Akiolu, in his palace, Sunday, had told a gathering of Igbo leaders that should they fail to vote for the All Progressive Congress’s Akinwumi Ambode, they would perish in the lagoon.

The Oba has been widely criticised for his remarks, with Mr. Ambode, a former governor Lagos, Ahmed Tinubu, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, rejecting the comment.

In a statement issued Tuesday by the PDP’s Publicity Secretary in Lagos, Taofik Gani, the party noted that the suspension of the Oba was necessary to guarantee free, fair and credible elections in the state.

“The 48-hour silence of Governor Fashola since the Oba of Lagos made death threats to Igbos indicates that not only is Fashola in agreement with what the Oba said, but that the Oba spoke on behalf of the state government,” the statement said.

“The governor is thus a conspirator in this threat to life and must also be held accountable for any violence in this elections.”
“We have at this point been vindicated about the desperation of the APC to retain Lagos state at all costs including the All Progressives Congress’ plan not to concede the imminent defeat on April 11.

“The positions of the PDP are coming on the heels of the now viral threat issued by the Oba of Lagos to Igbos that they must vote for the APC Governorship Candidate, Akinwunmi Ambode, or be drowned in Lagos water,” the party said.

The party also noted that it had alerted security agencies to hold the monarch responsible for any attack on non-indigenes or PDP members in Lagos.‎


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  • burning spear

    Buhari is quiet over the comment made by a traditional ruler in a state under the control of his party———————if somebody in Bayelsa had made that comment—they would have called for the head of Jonathan or Mama Peace-and threatened to report her to ICC—separation is the only answer to our woes-

    • Maitama Tambari

      damage spear. Do you think GMB is like GEJ that administer with impunity? What has he got to say on the matter? Is GMB in charge of Tradional Rulers? Check the Constitution again because it seem that you are an ignorant person when it comes to Administrative Provedure Governing Nigeria. APC is not PDP that acts with impunity, damage spear. GMB has said the right things in IMO State to Ndigbos even though Ndigbos did not vote for him but as a good father of the Nation, every Nigeria is equal to him and the law unlike GEJ who said in 2011 that only Ndigbos voted for him as such Ndigbos ran his Administration with impunity and almost brought Nigeria to its kneel.

    • Wähala

      Did Dumbo make any comments when his fat wife called on their supporters to stone the opposition supporter? Your memory is so poor you should be banned from thinking… Drunkard!

    • Onome

      Why should Duncee not be silent? Does a Dog eat another Dog? Is there ay difference between killing people at sea, Lagoon and spilling their blood on the streets?

      This is what you get when you condone stupidity & recklessness. Nonsense!

    • Fanen Harden

      Burning Spear seperate and go away now. I thought u have seperated and gone since last week, what are u still doing here? this site belongs to Nigeria and Nigerians if u see that u do not belong here why distracting us with ur uneducated trash? Go pls @Burning Spear go ur way let us sort ourselves out to live in peace as we wish and now planning to, pls go to wherever u wish. Bye-bye sir. enough of this empty words of urs that lack a very common wisdom. Pls we Nigerians do not expect ur distractive comments anymore. just seperate and go lets work our peace out by ourselves just go sir.

  • Maitama Tambari

    Lagos State PDP, what did Oba of Lagos said to warrant the call of suspending him from the Palace. PDP wants to create crisis in Lagos State before Saturday election with cheap political gain. A good advise, why can’t the PDP suspend the Oba if it wins Saturday election and let us see what follow next?

    • Joe

      Sultan of sokoto was not only suspended but removed and banished from sokoto by a governor. You have a croc brained.

  • ofco

    Success has numerous friends but failure is an orphan. Everybody seems to own Lagos because is rich and excellent. But a state like Ebonyi,Kebbi, or Ekiti is tagged as a ‘man’s land’ why people call Lagos a no man’s land. Success indeed has plenty of relatives whereas failure is an orphan. Lols in Greek.

    • wale

      Thanks awo ,my question is where are this nuisance calling for Oba to be suspended during June 12th? They all went back to there state .

  • miracle

    There is a hand writing on the wall, Let the land, the sea, the son and the moon bears me withness, only if there is no God of the people of isreal where the Igbos come from if after one week the oba fails to appologise openly, he will become like king Nebuchadnezzar of babilonian. I have spoken.

  • Garden-City Boy

    Riluwanu Lukumanu Akiolu should be better ignored.He is getting undeserved attention that gives him an exegerated feeling of self-importance. The INEC and the DSS know the rules and should apply it to the blundering SOB….and that is exactly what he say he is …a bastard. Some say Oba Akiolu has been smoking too much weed lately.

  • naija conscience

    Igbo stop wining (Oba loni le).The monach has spoken, is it not true that yoruba cant do these in your land. If you are not satisfied pack your load and go back to your land.

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  • Lily

    A trader is not an investor. Igbos are traders who use our national external reserve to import all sorts of fake products and then add a margin on it to re-sell and they call it business. No value added. That’s why with all their so called business, Igbo states still remain undeveloped.

  • vica

    I’m an igbo man that speaks Yoruba well, what d oba said is a regular Yoruba saying that doesn’t sound well when interpreted literally to english. Suspending d oba won’t happen, if d PDP likes they make all d noise and rile up d media all they want, Ambode will be d next Governor. Vote continuity! Eko on I baje o


    Suspension ke?. O ti o