|Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu|
Some youths in Isale-Eko area of Lagos Island, on Saturday [April 11] threatened to burn down the palace of Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, if the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Akinwumi Ambode, loses the governorship election, Daily Independent reports.
Some of the youths who gathered outside the Iga Idungaran palace of the monarch said the statement credited to Oba Akiolu where he threatened Igbos in the state with death if they voted against Ambode may have swayed votes in favour of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jimi Agbaje.
One of the youths, named Wasiu, said the only saving grace for Oba Akiolu is for Ambode to emerge victorious at the end of the exercise.
According to him, there are lots of Igbo traders in Lagos Island who are APC loyalists, but many of them have vowed to vote for Agbaje after the monarch’s threat.
Shouting at the top of his voice, Wasiu said:
We are waiting for the outcome of the result to determine our next line of action. We have laboured for Ambode all this while, even some of my friends have died when PDP supporters attacked us. But now Akiolu wanted to rubbish everything we have done.
Some of our Igbo friends who are APC supporters have said they will vote against the APC even if it will cost them their lives. We will burn down this palace if Ambode loses and nothing will stop us.