Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Jimi Agbaje comes under fire over ‘tribal bigotry’

Lagos state gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Jimi Agbaje, stirred a bit of controversy on social media, after he campaigned with a sensitive situation that happened on 2015, before the last election in the state.

In 2015, Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu, reportedly said that Igbos, living in Lagos should vote for the then governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Akinwunmi Ambode, or perish in the lagoon.

The statement back then, caused a lot of uproar on and off social media, as Nigerians took their turns to criticise the Oba, over it.

However, Agbaje, who was also the PDP’s candidate for that election, which he lost to the APC candidate now governor of Lagos – – in a bid to appeal to the conscience of the Igbos, has now dug up the statement, as a campaign strategy.

He said:

On Lagos and the Igbos: The narrative that Lagos dislikes the Igbos is extremely false.

Oh yes, Lagos does not dislike the Igbos, your political establishment does. The royal utterance of 2015 is still fresh on the mind of the entire electorate.

This route taken by Agbaje, has rather than appeal to the conscience of people, has however caused them to criticise the strategy.

See some reactions from Nigerians

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