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What Possessed Oba Akiolu? – Edwin Clark

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Chief Edwin Clark on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 berated Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu over his threat to Igbos in Lagos State ahead of the Governorship elections of Saturday. April 11, 2015, urging non-indegenes to ignore Oba Akiolu’s threat and vote for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Jimi Agbaje.

Clark, a former Federal Commissioner for Information further voiced his displeasure over he development, saying the he was not above the law.

He said: “It is most disheartening to learn today that the Oba of Lagos is pouring acidic vitriol on non-Yoruba in Lagos, singling out the Igbo, for voting President Goodluck Jonathan, in last week’s election.

“It is doubly shameful, most unbecoming of the standard set by previous Obas of Lagos like Oba Oyekan that Oba Akiolu is reported to have threatened to throw all those who voted in Lagos State against the APC into the waters of Lagos. What would possess the occupier of such an important stool in Nigeria to commit himself in partisan politics to the extent of threatening life and safety, before the voting, and within a week of Mr. President’s display of statesman-like handling of political outcomes?”

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