Akinwumi Ambode responds to Anti-Igbo Comments made by Oba of Lagos: ‘I will not discriminate against any religious or ethnic group’
The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has said that he will not discriminate against any tribe if he is voted into office. This statement comes shortly after the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, reportedly made some controversial statements threatening Igbos who do not vote for Ambode during Saturday’s gubernatorial election. Click here if you missed it!
The governorship candidate made this statement on Monday, according to media reports. He said:
“Every group in Lagos is safe in my hands as governor. I will not discriminate against any religious or ethnic group. It is our Lagos and we must build it together.”
Ambode added, “In my acceptance speech after the primaries, I made this note that I will be a governor for all and Lagos is safe in my hands. I want to build on the foundation of unity, peace, progress and development laid by my predecessor.
“I am your best choice for a Lagos that must continue to thrive. And though tongue and tribe may differ we stand in brotherhood in Lagos from the smallest ethnic groups to the major ones. We are all stakeholders.”