The APC candidate for Lagos state Governorship Election, ( Akinwunmi Ambode ) met with the Igbo traders in the state.The meeting which held on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, following anti-igbo remarks made by the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu. Oba Akiolu had warned Igbos in the state to either vote for Ambode or prepare to perish in the Lagoon.
However, Chief Charles Ahize, an igbo market leader said the adoption of Ambode’s candidacy is hinged on their resolve to partake in the progress of Lagos, especially as it aligns with their best interests. “It was a meeting of reassurance”. The APC government in Lagos have been supportive and have also accommodated the Igbos since inception. According to Ahize, he said that it is beyond doubt that the Igbos have prospered because of the enabling environment this government has given to us.
“They said to whom much is given, much is expected. This is why we are united to give our support to Mr. Ambode, in order to continue the good that the APC has offered every Lagosian, including Ndigbo, in the last 16 years, Ahize assured
The Igbos are committed to the victory of the party come Saturday“Our support is absolute, the APC and Mr. Ambode can count on us” said pastor Okey Anorue, President igbo Town Unions in Lagos.
The leader of the Igbo traditional council in Lagos, Eze Uche Dimgba, Eze Ndigbo of Ikeja, stated that Ambode is the one they readily relate with for his public service feats and proven accounting genius that has been undoubtedly instrumental to the thriving economy of the state which favors a lot of the Igbo people in the state.