‘Igbo’ll vote Ambode despite Oba’s comments’


Igbo indigenes in Apapa area of Lagos State yesterday described the controversial comments by the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, as unfortunate, stating, however, that it was not enough to make them change their minds about voting for the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidates in Saturday’s election. Addressing a town hall meeting to restate their...

Addressing a town hall meeting to restate their support for the party’s gubernatorial candidate, Akinwunmi Ambode, Chairman of Igbo community in Apapa, Gabby Dimude, said the investments of the Igbo in the state could not be jeopardised on the ground of anti-Igbo comments by the monarch.

According to him, “the Oba’s statement is unfortunate, but it won’t be an obstacle for us to vote APC. Our APC leaders have already replied the Oba. I ask the Igbo in Lagos and Apapa to remain peaceful. What is at stake is bigger than the statement of the Oba, so we have to stick together as part of the winning team, so we can progress.”

Dimude added that with the victory of APC presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), at the March 28 election, it was pertinent to ensure the party also wins the gubernatorial election to fast-track growth in the state.

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