President-elect Gen. Muhammadu Buhari has given a wise word of advice to the Igbos following the uproar from the threat remarks made by the Oba of Lagos recently. He stated that it will be in the igbos best interest to vote for All Progressives Congress (APC).
The President-elect made this remark at the gubernatorial campaign for APC candidate, Akinwumi Ambode, whose election will be held on this Saturday, 11th April. Buhari further reiterated that there should be no division of Northern or Southern tribes in Lagos and all should unite under the leadership of the APC government.
“I admire what your governor has done in terms of mobilising revenue to sustain Lagos development. I have a lot of respect for Governor Fashola for his hard work, commitment to the state and the country. There is no doubt that Lagos is a mini-Nigeria. We are all here and it has been mentioned by previous speakers that everybody (tribe) is adequately represented in Lagos. So, I assure you. If you vote for the continuity of APC in Lagos, you stand to gain more. It is in your interest that you vote for the APC. Please when you go home tell your neighbours, relatives and even the opposition to please bury the hatchet. Let them fall in line and vote the APC. When we were coming in our bus, Fashola told me how Lagos State had been spending to maintain the federal infrastructure here such as buildings, roads and other institutions. I had promised before that if I won the election and became the President, I would make Lagos my priority. Governor Fashola is already holding to me to that promise so I would like the incoming governor to listen carefully and make sure he makes me honour my undertaking.”