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Oba Eko Rilwan Akiolu Denies Death Threat On Igbos Living In Lagos, Says He Was Taken Out Of Context

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Oba Eko Rilwan Akiolu Denies Death Threat On Igbos Living In Lagos, Says He Was Taken Out Of Context

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April 6, 2015 – Oba Eko King Rilwan Akiolu Denies Death Threat On Igbos Living In Lagos, Says He Was Taken Out Of Context

The Palace Makes Further Clarification On The Statement By The Oba Of Lagos – Chief Lateef Aderibigbe Ajose, Opeluwa of Lagos

“‎My attention has been drawn to a publication in a national newspaper where HRM Oba Riliwanu Akiolu was alleged to have threatened Igbos in Lagos to make them vote for Ambode,” he said in a statement issued on Monday.

Last Sunday, all honorary Eze Ndigbos in Lagos paid a courtesy call to HRM Oba Akiolu. At the meeting the visitors praised the Oba for his fatherly support for and cooperation with Igbos in. Lagos. They assured him of their continued good neighborliness with other tribes in Lagos and support everything that’ll further strengthen that harmony.

Oba Akiolu on his part acknowledged the enviable performance of Governor Fashola and his contribution to the growth of investments in Lagos. He gave the assurance that he is not disturbed or angry with South-East and South-South votes for President Jonathan as perceived by the Eze Ndigbos. The Oba thereafter called on the Igbo chiefs to show appreciation to Lagos State by supporting his candidate Mr. Ambode for continuity of excellence as they have earlier promised.

Assured them of his continued support‎ and assistance where needed and the meeting ended with the traditional breaking of kolas, alligator pepper, and bitter kola and pouring of liberation on the ground. It was within this context that that the tradition of Lagos with regard to the lagoon came up. It was noted that whoever works against the throne and the interest and peaceful co-existence of Lagos would end up in the lagoon as per tradition.

Oba Akiolu stated further that the Igbo people have not betrayed the throne. Lagos has also not betrayed the Igbo people. Lagos has done so much to make the Igbos comfortable and to prosper. For this, we expect reciprocal respect and understanding. The Oba of Lagos prays that the Lagoon and the throne will continue to bless and protect all those who reside and visit Lagos.

Oba Akiolu is the father of all irrespective of tribe, religion or political persuasion. In Lagos, we have an old traditional proverb that relates to the Lagoon. The Lagoon is unique to Lagos. The proverb stresses the need for unity and understanding when you do business in an environment and in this case when you live and do business in Lagos.

Oba Akiolu prays for peace for the land of Lagos and prosperity for all its inhabitants

9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. prince of ijesha

    April 6, 2015 at 6:54 PM

    It is the handiwork of pdp nothing else. Thank God he came out on time

  2. Barr ike

    April 6, 2015 at 7:27 PM

    Jimi Agbaje we know 4 lasgidi ooo!

  3. jadesola

    April 6, 2015 at 7:44 PM

    @ prince ijesha were the PDP member present there when he was having meeting with the indigbos or should we say they cast a spell on him for him to make such statement we all have the right and privilege to live anywhere as Nigerian citizen if you didn’t go against the law of the country and for the king to be claiming that he owns Lagos there shouldn’t have been an election then he suppose to impose Ambode on the resident of lagosian , APC my foot

    • Finicky

      April 6, 2015 at 10:00 PM

      Just watched the video now of what the oba of Lagos said about the Igbos and I can say is that I am very disappointed with what I heard. Every Nigerian counts no matter the tribe or tongue. The history of Lagos dates back to the 17th century when oba Ohogbua sent his son prince Ado from Bini to help settle some grievances from the settlers in eko particularly on the pepper farm called Iga idungaran- the present palace of the oba of Lagos. its so sad now that people who don’t know the history of Lagos are the people who ignorantly say what they don’t know. The Oba should be in a better position to know that no one tribe can lay claim to the ownership of Lagos. In a democratic setting, Nigerians irrespective of tribe should be free to vote for who ever they deem fit and who will sole their problems. As a father figure, it is therefore wrong for him to openly take sides. I rest my case. Thank you.

  4. Finicky

    April 6, 2015 at 9:57 PM

    Just watched the video now of what the oba of Lagos said about the Igbos and I can say is that I am very disappointed with what I heard. Every Nigerian counts no matter the tribe or tongue. The history of Lagos dates back to the 17th century when oba Ohogbua sent his son prince Ado from Bini to help settle some grievances from the settlers in eko particularly on the pepper farm called Iga idungaran- the present palace of the oba of Lagos. its so sad now that people who don’t know the history of Lagos are the people who ignorantly say what they don’t know. The Oba should be in a better position to know that no one tribe can lay claim to the ownership of Lagos. In a democratic setting, Nigerians irrespective of tribe should be free to vote for who ever they deem fit and who will sole their problems. As a father figure, it is therefore wrong for him to openly take sides. I rest my case. Thank you.

  5. stanley

    April 7, 2015 at 5:41 AM

    Let us vote the right person in not the party or godfather. Lets learn from the mistake of President Jona.

  6. Linda Evans

    April 7, 2015 at 9:39 AM

    keep watching video that is your problem, he has said what he said, accept it or delete

  7. Afeez O G

    April 7, 2015 at 10:21 AM

    If you all said he said so and he has come openly to denied it,i see nothing but politics.Let come 2 normal sense Lagos belongs to the Yorubas and we have so much accommodate all tribes.The Igobo pple were given more than 3 house of rep in Lagos,plz how many Yorubas are there in there states cabinets?They should accept his withdrawal and focus on development.You can drop anything u like.The truth is bitter but must be told.The Yoruba race shld think twice.

  8. tina

    April 7, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    Yorubas has nt contributed so much in oda states like d ibos do in virtually all states. So afeez *****

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