The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Akinwunmi Ambode, has promised not to discriminate against any tribe if he is voted into office, a statement on Monday said.
Ambode was quoted as saying this barely a day after the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, reportedly threatened the Igbo voters in the state to either vote for Ambode on Saturday or be drowned.
The APC candidate, while receiving 20 buses from a group, Nigeria Progressive Ambassadors, in Lagos, said, “Every group in Lagos is safe in my hands as governor. I will not discriminate against any religious or ethnic group. It is our Lagos and we must build it together.
“In my acceptance speech after the primaries I made this note that I will be a governor for all and Lagos is safe in my hands. I want to build on the foundation of unity, peace and progress and development laid by my predecessors.
“I am your best choice for a Lagos that must continue to thrive. And though tongue and tribe may differ we stand in brotherhood in Lagos from the smallest ethnic groups to the major ones. We are all stakeholders”.
General Secretary of the NPA, Miss Vuakpor Ojo, who spoke for the group, said members were made up of young persons who strongly believe in the future of Lagos and the country as a whole.
Ojo said, “We are body of forward-thinking Nigerians who are ready to partner with people who have the ability to give an enabling future to this state and sustain its excellence”.
“You are one of us, and these donation of 20 buses depicts our commitment to the cause to make a detribalised leader like you, who understands the cosmopolitan nature of Lagos, govern the state starting May 29.”