The People Democratic Party’s gubernatorial aspirant in Lagos state, Jimi Agbaje, has commented on the threats made by the Oba of Lagos.
The internet had been broken after comments had surfaced that the Oba of Lagos had threatened to drown Igbo people should they not vote for Agbaje’s opponent, the All Progressive Congress’ Akinwunmi Ambode.
Agbaje said on his Facebook page:
In the words of Winston Churchill: “Never, never, never give up.”
I’m aware of the intimidation that a lot of you might be facing as we head into the final stretch of this election campaign. I get it. I understand what you are going through because I also had to face it in the course of this campaign, if this serves as any consolation.
One thing I’ve learnt in life, however, is that the people who threaten you, knowingly or unknowingly, further validate your importance and underscore advantage. I would like to take this time to encourage you all not to respond to intimidation with violence but rather confront it with the collective power of your votes. Change is coming to Lagos. Tell your friends and families.
I hope you all had a pleasant Easter celebration.