AMBODE: What people told Igbo leaders – Oba of Lagos, one of the state in Nigeria...

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LAGOS -- AS outrage greeted the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu's alleged death threat and curse that Igbo will drown in Lagos lagoon within seven days if they did not vote for the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, the Oba, yesterday, said he was misquoted and clarified what he told Igbo leaders, who visited him.

In a statement by Chief Lateef Aderibigbe Ajose, Opeluwa of Lagos, the traditional ruler said he called on Igbo chiefs to show appreciation to Lagos State by supporting his candidate, Ambode, for continuity of excellence as they had earlier promised.

The statement read: "My attention has been drawn to a publication in a national newspaper where HRM Oba Rilwanu Akiolu was alleged to have threatened Igbo in Lagos to make them vote for Ambode.

"Last Sunday, all honorary Eze Ndigbo in Lagos paid a courtesy call to HRM Oba Akiolu. At the meeting, the visitors praised the Oba for his fatherly support for and co-operation with Igbo in Lagos. They assured him of their continued good neighbourliness with other tribes in Lagos and to support everything that will further strengthen that harmony.