The Lagos State branch of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Governor Babatunde Fashola to suspend the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu over the latter’s recent threat against Igbos in the state.
The PDP also accused Fashola of being complicit in the Oba’s statement due to his prolonged silence on the matter.
The Oba said, during a meeting with Igbo leaders on Sunday, April 5, that anyone who didn’t vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Akinwunmi Ambode would die in the Lagoon.
The PDP made its demand via a statement issued on Tuesday, April 7. The statement reads:
“The governor is thus a conspirator in this threat to life and must also be held accountable for any violence in this elections. We have at this point been vindicated about the desperation of the APC to retain Lagos state at all cost including the All Progressives Congress’ plan not to concede the imminent defeat on April 11.”
“The positions of the PDP are coming on the heels of the now viral threat issued by the Oba of Lagos to Igbos that they must vote for the APC Governorship Candidate, Akinwunmi Ambode, or be drowned in Lagos water.”
Ambode is set to go head-to-head with PDP candidate, Jimi Agbaje in the April 11 governorship elections.