Thursday, 9 April 2015

Notable Igbo group, Ohaneze Ndigbo appeals to all Igbos in Lagos to forget Oba's threat, sues for peace

In a statement released and signed by the Chairman of the Caretaker Committee, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Ralph Obioha, the group said it has accepted the Oba's explanation which was released from his palace and therefore asked all Ndigbos resident in Lagos to disregard the threat from the Oba of Lagos on the oncoming Governorship election. Read below...

"We have carefully viewed the tape and came to the painful conclusion that part of what had ordinarily been a convivial gathering of host and visitors contained a regrettable portion where the Oba was in­deed, issuing an unacceptable threat that if those who were with him at that gathering did not secure the Igbo support for the Oba's preferred candidate, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Igbo will drown in the lagoon.
All threats, no matter how they were issued, are offensive to any and all parties. We sought an immediate clarification of the incident and we received a prompt as­surance from the palace that the Oba did not curse the Igbo and went further to explain the usage of lagoon drowning as only a metaphoric injunction traditionally adopted by La­gosians in their expression of expected behaviour and per­formance"the statement read.

No comments: