The Igbo in Lagos State have unanimously endorsed the candidacy of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Governorship candidate, Akinwunmi Ambode for this Saturday’s governorship poll in the state.
At a press conference in Festac, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, on Tuesday, the Eze Ndigbos in the state and other Igbo groups called on all Igbo in Lagos State to turn out massively to vote for Ambode on Saturday.
Speaking at the event, the Eze Ndigbo of Lagos, Chief Christian Nwachukwu, said the Igbo people in Lagos would support the candidacy of Ambode and urged the Igbo community in the state to vote for him to allow for continuity.
“We endorse Ambode as governor of Lagos State. Our being here is to assure our sons and daughters and ask them to vote for Ambode en masse. You have been doing it since 1999 and this time will not be an exception. We have maintained this relationship for many years and we must ensure that it continues,” he said.
Nwachukwu said despite the controversies generated by Oba Akiolu’s comment at the weekend, the Igbo people would still vote for Ambode because Akiolu is entitled to his own opinion.
“We are not here to talk about rights and wrongs, but politics and businesses. We will do our best to vote for Ambode. Our mind is made up and we love APC government and we have agreed to vote for the APC massively on Saturday,” he stated