The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu met with the leaders of Ohaneze Ndigbo group led by Chief Ralph Obioha, chairman of the Caretaker Committee, to resolve issues bordering on the threat he made to the Igbos resident in Lagos concerning tomorrow’s governorship election and his demand that they vote for his chosen candidate, APC’s Akinwunmi Ambode, or be ready to swim in the lagoon.
According to The Sun, the Oba said people were just making a mountain out of a molehill. He explained that he had no hard feelings towards the Igbos in his kingdom, adding that majority of them who are traders use his shops at Isale Eko.
He pleaded that the Igbos should just respect his feelings as he sees Ambode as a son who he wants to see in power. The Oba who had to break his siesta to meet the Igbo leaders said everything would be settled after Saturday’s election.
On their part, the Igbo leaders promised they would not hold any grudge or animosity against the Oba.
Other Igbo leaders at the meeting included Chief Onwuka Ukwa (Ebonyi State); Chief Haruna Ajah (Ebonyi State); Chief Ignatius Okamene (Imo State) and Chief Mrs. Pat Udoye (Ebugu State).