The Oba Of Lagos Is Not APC Spokesman - Ex Governor Bola Tinubu

5 years ago by: MrJohn
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-- (m) at 7-04-2015 06:57PM

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A former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, is not a member of the All Progressives Congress and cannot speak on behalf of the party. (I can’t recollect if he was cautioned when he backed Akinwunmi Ambode ahead of other APC aspirants before the Primaries. It was a good thing it was recorded. The excuse would have been a Jimi Agbaje propaganda)

Tinubu said this at a rally in Iganmu, Lagos, while reacting to the controversial comments of the monarch on Tuesday.

The APC National Leader, who noted that he was the first Yoruba governor to ever appoint an Igbo commissioner, said the Peoples Democratic Party, having failed to win last week’s presidential elections, were desperately trying to pull the APC into the Akiolu controversy.

He said the Coordinator of the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria, Ifeanyi Ubah, and the PDP leader, Bode George, were only making baseless accusations against the APC.

Tinubu said, “The oba is not a politician. His job is to accommodate all political parties, whether PDP, APC or SDP. So, what did he (Ubah) go and do at the palace?

“To you Igbos, don’t we pay your children’s school fees like others? Or is it the palace that pays for it? When we conducted an exam and a spelling competition, an Igbo boy, Ebuka, from Anambra, came first and he became the governor for one day.

“Those that won the competition three times in a row were Igbo. Ebuka was sent to Switzerland computer school and then Obafemi Awolowo University. We did not say he was an Igbo boy and he would not enjoy. He became an executive in Oando and he is now in Canada.

“Another boy, Felix, won and went to Switzerland and OAU. We paid his scholarship; we did not deny him because he is Igbo.”


-- Ololababs (f) at 7-04-2015 07:14PM
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Thank you Asiwaju. You've said it all. Igbo people should not be offended by the Oba's comments, he just displayed his level of ignorance in promoting equal opportunities and fundamental human rights. I don't think he's worthy of rulling Lagos Island. He has shaped us that he can't control his tongue and anger, hence he's very loose. His comments were unacceptable and no one should take that from anybody regardless of their position, age, culture, ethnicity, disability etc.
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-- kamara (m) at 7-04-2015 07:29PM
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I give thumbs up for A PC
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-- freethinker (m) at 7-04-2015 07:31PM
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Quote from: Ololababs on  7-04-2015 07:14PM
Thank you Asiwaju. You've said it all. Igbo people should not be offended by the Oba's comments, he just displayed his level of ignorance in promoting equal opportunities and fundamental human rights. I don't think he's worthy of rulling Lagos Island. He has shaped us that he can't control his tongue and anger, hence he's very loose. His comments were unacceptable and no one should take that from anybody regardless of their position, age, culture, ethnicity, disability etc.
REMAIN BLESSED
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-- italianjob (m) at 7-04-2015 07:47PM
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Now you are making a point,  even if I am for PDP , you've now gained another vote, God bless you.
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-- freeway001 (m) at 7-04-2015 07:59PM
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Many busses are waiting to  take the ibos back home,you dont like what kabiyesi said??  Off to Anambra simple.  Sincerely ibos dont like Yorubas and gunning 4 Biafra the  but stupidly building houses and remaining on yoruba soils. What an hypocritical gesture.
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-- dondada4040 (m) at 7-04-2015 08:08PM
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No worry my guy Tinubu, your days in lagos are numbered, pack your load and go to Abuja, we need opposition to check mate APC, Agbaje is taking over lagos and your kingdom will collapse. Nothing lasts forever and power belong to God
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-- beneno (m) at 7-04-2015 08:44PM
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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-- zoe61 (f) at 7-04-2015 09:16PM
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 Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool
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-- Ennyolalekan (m) at 7-04-2015 09:26PM
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God bless my leader
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-- dareper (m) at 7-04-2015 11:00PM
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I see
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-- Ifeamakas (f) at 8-04-2015 12:56AM
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Tibunu or whatever your name is called which igbo people are you paying for school fees? or even though you are paying the school fees of every igbo child in Lagos state is that the reason why your so called oba should saying such things and where did you see a Yoruba man living in Onitsha Yoruba people who have sold all those old houses they have in Onitsha as of  1960s they have sold everything to igbo's and returned back to their places saying that igbo people are fools by going out to build manssions in another man's land becuase Nigeria that they can never build anything in igbo land again apart from those once they mistekinley build in 1960s.
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-- dennis_005 (m) at 8-04-2015 01:06AM
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Kudos to Asiwaju I give you A1, only blind people will. Voted Apc out of lagos, am not living in Nigeria but I gave respect to Gov Fasola anytime I pass Oshodi, New lagos
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-- Mobbysmartins (m) at 8-04-2015 01:32AM
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The oba is senile,he wants to create deep hatred between Igbos and Yorubas.Foolish him
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-- winace (f) at 8-04-2015 05:17AM
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Leave Jimi Agbaje out of dis ur dirty mess u created thru putting ur loyalist as oba. We all remember how u force him on lagosian. Pls u pple shld face ur campaign and Jimi face his. I don't kn wat u are scared of.
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-- TammyA (m) at 8-04-2015 06:23AM
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Somebody just wrote "what did Tinubu say about sponsoring our children? Which children is he taking about? Kwenu, did he lie? See, I told you, these people are Oliver Twist, always wanting more. I will never persuade you to not please yourselves, never! If what Akiolu said displeased you so much, Igboland here you come ooooo
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-- owen_hillary (m) at 8-04-2015 07:08AM
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Quote from: TammyA on  8-04-2015 06:23AM
Somebody just wrote "what did Tinubu say about sponsoring our children? Which children is he taking about? Kwenu, did he lie? See, I told you, these people are Oliver Twist, always wanting more. I will never persuade you to not please yourselves, never! If what Akiolu said displeased you so much, Igboland here you come ooooo.  YOUR VERY STUPID IDIOT, SOMEONE LIKE YOU WILL REMAIN WITH YOUR AGBORO WORK IN UR COMMUNITY BUSH ANIMAL
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-- Larry28 (f) at 8-04-2015 07:10AM
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Ok
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-- Larry28 (f) at 8-04-2015 07:10AM
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Ok
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-- echeeche (m) at 8-04-2015 07:37AM
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I see
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