Oba’s threat to Igbos a joke – AD presidential candidate

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Abuja Mr Rafiu Salau, of Alliance for Democracy (AD) in March 28 election, said Oba of , Rilwan Akiolu, may have joked threat to Igbos living in .

Salau stated this at a news conference Tuesday in Abuja and said he was inclined to believe did not mean what was credited to him in regard.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls the oba allegedly threatened Igbos in death in the lagoon if they failed to for the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in Saturday’s governorship polls in the state.

He was said to have made the threat in his palace while receiving Igbo who visited him during the celebration.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]

Salau said every Nigerian had a right to live freely in any part of the country irrespective of political or religious affiliation.

“The Oba must be joking; it is a joke and every Nigerian has the right to stay in any part of the country.

“’The Igbos have the right to live in Lagos; he must be joking; it must be fun.

“Past administrations in Lagos have had Igbo as commissioners till now. The Oba was a policeman, and I believe he is there to take care of the as his subjects.

“Many Igbos born in Lagos are now Yorubas; we are all one. What is important is for every candidate to for votes.

‘’No one can be forced to for anyone; it is your manifesto that will get you votes; the Oba was just joking surely,’’ he said.

He congratulated the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, his victory, adding that Buhari’s principle of honesty would direct the economy toward development.

“The nation is now blessed pure democracy that is for the . Nigeria will now be the role model of Africa, the way is the pride of Asia.

“Therefore, the of our party and I are delighted to be associated with the president-elect and other All Progressives Congress ,’’ Salau said.

He directed AD supporters at the grassroots to come out en masse and for APC candidates Saturday.

“On behalf of the National Executive Council of the party, I, the National , hereby direct all the state executive committees to mobilize our supporters and members to vote for the candidates of the APC.

“In addition, all our grassroots members should for all APC gubernatorial candidates and adopt alliances with APC to produce candidates for every constituency,’’ he said. (NAN)

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