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Igbo Traders in Lagos Meet With Akinwunmi Ambode | Assure Him of their Support

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In an apparent attempt to clear the air following Oba Akiolu‘s anti-Igbo comments that sparked public outrage, APC governorship candidate Akinwunmi Ambode met with Igbo traders in Lagos on Tuesday.

Pulse.ng reports that the traders assured Ambode of their support in the governorship elections scheduled to hold on Saturday, April 11th.

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Someone must have called Olivia Pope! But is this situation really “handled”?

26 Comments

  1. me

    April 8, 2015 at 8:04 am

    Emm this is a wasted meeting. These guys are just here for the money. Please don’t call igbos traitors when they vote JK, reason being… I don’t know these traitors you are shaking hands with.

    • Oluwaseun

      April 8, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      Lagos has been developed than any other part of Nigeria before oil was ever discovered in Nigeria. Lagos has been on the verge of development right before colonialism, during colonialism and continued thus after it. Lagos has been a major trading and transportation hub to sub-Saharan Africa long before Nigeria gained independence. The peoples of Lagos and the south-west are known merchants and entrepreneurs. You should also not forget that the south west produced cocoa as cash crop for export, before, during and after Nigeria’s independence and all of this were still before Nigeria’s oil boom.

      Thus, dear Isi, get your facts right. The propaganda we Lagosians allow the rest of you who are guests here in Lagos should remain what it is.

      Economically speaking, the Yorubas in Lagos till today still contribute more to the economies of Lagos than any other present tribe ever will, both in the formal and informal sectors. A case study would be the LAGOS ISLAND TRADING HUB…. THE LARGEST INFORMAL TRADING HUB IN WEST AFRICA.

      This I’ll implore you to get off your high horse cos the Yorubas are not lazy people. We’ve been capable, we are capable and we still will be capable in developing region after you’re all long gone.

      Till then, I implore that we all coexist in peace as we’ve always done

    • Gina

      April 8, 2015 at 3:06 pm

      Oh please Oluwaseun! Take several seats…Lagos was built and is still growing due to the hard work of not just the Igbos or even the yorubas but different tribesmen and women who are settled in the land. And matter of fact, if a sea port was established at Onitsha which is what many Igbos long for, Igbos would have moved over to the eastern part of the country and left Yoruba’s to their so-called eko. I wonder why tribalism is rearing its ugly head? What happened to one Nigeria?

    • Free Spirit

      April 8, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      What they don’t understand is that Lagos is the equivalent of New York, London, Portvale and the rest because of the strategic location of these cities seaport.. Lagos has always been destined for success.

    • one nigeria

      April 11, 2015 at 11:00 am

      IGBOS ARE MORE POWERFUL THAN NIGERIANS WOULD CARE TO ADMIT!!!

      But whether they admit it or not, we are all that and a bag of dough!
      Imagine the indigenes of a State running helter-skelter for IGBO favour in their own home state!!!

      Why, because they have a person who has buffoon-like behaviour as their King! Even the palace is not left out, with its apology/clarification statement of how they have ‘not betrayed the Igbos!!!!!

      ‘DEMOGRAPHIC LESSON OF THE CENTURY – LAGOS POPULATION’
      IGBOS 40% STRONG
      OTHER NON-INDIGENES 20% STRONG

      Natives 40% Weak

      I used to take offence when people described Lagos as ‘no man’s land’, but if indeed Lagos has 60% non-indigenes in their state, that lends credence to that assumption!
      Odi egwu*

      IGBO KWENU =======KWEZUONU/////////////////////////////

    • one nigeria

      April 11, 2015 at 11:12 am

      NICE TO SEE THAT EVEN THE PALACE IS BEGGING NDIGBO [they are running helter-skelter releasing statements to assuage the feeling of the Igbos]

      IF AMBODE FAILS TO WIN THIS ELECTION, THE OBA WILL HAVE THE LOSS ON HIS HEAD – it will be his fault* AND IT WILL FOREVER REMAIN PART OF HIS LEGACY*

    • Babs Salih

      April 11, 2015 at 2:39 pm

      The warning of Oba of Lagos to the Igbos should not been treated with levity. The Lagosians should wake up before non indegene will start determining their traditional fate. How would it look like if an Igbo man is handing over the staff of office to an Oba elect in Lagos State. Can that happen in Igbo Land? The Igbos are Nigerian just like any other persons in other states but they are not Lagosian. They should know their limits or made to know their limits. The wide hands of hospitality of Lagosians should not be misconstrued to stuppidity.

  2. Ijebuomokirikankajimjim

    April 8, 2015 at 8:12 am

    No matter how much you shout no shaking, no matter how many times you chant Ambode, no matter how many de camp to the opposition party, no matter how many times you they smile @ you and say we got you, they’d never tolerate you, they’d never regard you, they’d always feel threatened by you, they’d always give all that to the Hausas who clearly do not give a rats ass of all of you put together because they fear them. With that said I’m glad this whole tribalism bruhaha is wearing off and we are going back to our pretentious mode where majority act like they all care about each other when they clearly don’t. I spoke my mind, speak yours but if you enter attack mode then you’re who I’m talking about and whatever you say to me bounces off me and sticks to you and yours like aradite. #SAI CHANGE#

    • Hian!

      April 8, 2015 at 10:34 am

      Hunh? I confuse

  3. ATL's finest

    April 8, 2015 at 8:14 am

    Chaii!!! This is serious too. Oba’s are meant to bring peace and let it reign not create calamity with their words smh.. I see a great Win and free pass for this Governor..

  4. Tammy

    April 8, 2015 at 8:14 am

    Good, glad we have stopped allowing emotions control us. Judge the man based on his own action and not that of another .

  5. Bola

    April 8, 2015 at 8:23 am

    You see people, politics is not done on social media. Ambode and APC have distanced themselves from the Oba and apologized and clearly that is enough for many .

  6. kikiki

    April 8, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Seem like the Fulanis who supported GEJ

    Something doesn’t look alright………..will return after consultations

  7. Nadia

    April 8, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Story story! Once upon a time, there lived a tortoise by the lagoon……..

  8. Reverse

    April 8, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Who are these hungry impostors? Igbo enwe eze, so the 10 people there only spoke for themselves.

  9. A

    April 8, 2015 at 11:01 am

    ndi igbo a n’ ezuzu ka!!!! chai!

  10. Kaytun

    April 8, 2015 at 11:55 am

    The igbos always selling out…….smh

    • Gbaam!

      April 9, 2015 at 10:46 pm

      But they’ve not been known for block voting? How come they sell out? Would you people let Igbo be?

  11. JULIE

    April 8, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Hw much do they bribe una Eze di Igbo

    • Gbaam!

      April 9, 2015 at 10:49 pm

      They would rather deal with traders and call them Igbo reps in order to spite Igbo. But Nigerians know the stuff Igbo are made of for a fact.

  12. igbogirl

    April 8, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Thing is, these self acclaimed leaders have no influence over igbos in lagos. They are just there to collect their money and go. This is not a true indication of how igbos feel, so do not be deceived.

    • Erinma

      April 8, 2015 at 4:45 pm

      Exactly! That is why this is so funny. They don’t understand that culturally every igbo man speaks for himself, makes his own choices independently. sigh

  13. pinky D Biafran Baby

    April 8, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Some igbos playing the role of saboteurs since 1200BC

  14. Sisi

    April 8, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    APC United Kingdom, I laugh at you guys in Spanish with these silly pictures. You really think these pictures mean the Igbos are out to support Ambode right, think again. Like Erinma said every Igbo man or woman speaks for himself/herself.
    These ones just went probably for courtesy sake, it doesn’t change the minds of the Igbos or whoever they’ll vote for. Jimi for Governor of Lagos State while I continue my swimming lessons, I need to visit le boo after Jimi wins, bye!

    • cindy

      April 8, 2015 at 11:38 pm

      due to a comment you made in another article, I’ve stopped taking you seriously sef

  15. Wale

    April 8, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Igbo Kwenu! Igbo Kwenu! My Brothers and Sisters, we shall come out and vote, ehn, for Ambo baba! Don’t let us down o! We all own Lagos, and life go better for us all.

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