The governorship candidate of the APC in Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reacted to a statement by PDP’s governorship candidate, Jimi Agbaje concerning how Igbos are treated in Lagos.
Jimi Agbaje had tweeted yesterday that the State indeed loves Igbos but the political class are the ones who dislike the tribe. H erecalled the statement made by Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu in 2015.
He tweeted: ”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.”
Reacting to the statement made by Agbaje on Twitter, Sanwo-Olu cautioned his opponent’s utterances. He went on stating that the campaign should be issue-based and not an avenue to instigate ethnic tensions.
His words: “This election will be about who has the best credentials to lead Lagos at this time of our development. It won’t be about who can dish out the most insults or tell the most lies. It will also not be about who can instigate ethnic tensions between the Yoruba and the Igbo.”