The All Progressives Congress, APC, has condemned the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu and distanced itself from the hate speech made by him that anyone that refuses to vote for APC governorship candidate in Lagos, Akin Ambode, will die in the Lagoon within seven days.
The party made this known via its Twitter handle, @APCNigeria. The twitter massage stressed that “Lagos is a special state. It has accounted for its diversity in its cabinet it has never been an issue until now”.
Indeed, the Lagos State Government has Igbos in its cabinet and other key government institution. Mr. Ben Akabueze is the Lagos State Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget and Mr. Joe Igbokwe is the Chief Executive Officer of the Lagos State Infrastructure Maintenance and Regulatory Authority [LASIMRA]. In addition, Barrsiter Nkechi serves as Special Assistant to Governor Fashola.