The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, was recorded on Sunday threatening Igbos in Lagos with death in the lagoon if they did not vote for Akinwunmi Ambode the governorship candidate of the APC.
The Oba then released a statement denying he made such statements and stating that he will continue to bless and protect all those who reside and visit Lagos.
We have since received exclusive video footage showing a visibly angry Oba of Lagos making unconcealed venomous threats to Igbos if they chose to vote as they please rather than according to his wishes.
See the video and a transcript below:
On Saturday, if anyone of you goes against Ambode who I picked, that is your end. If it doesn’t happen within seven days, just know that I am a bastard and it is not my father who gave birth to me.
Jonathan is my son and I speak to him everyday. By the grace of God, I am the owner of Lagos for the time being. This is an undivided chair. The palace belongs to the dead and those coming in the future.
On Saturday, if anyone of you, I swear in the name of God, goes against my wish that Ambode will be the next governor of Lagos State, the person is going to die inside this water.
I’m not ready to beg you. Nobody knew how I picked Ambode. Jimi (Agbaje) is my blood relation and I told him that he cannot be governor in Lagos for now. The future belongs to God. I am not begging anybody, but what you people cannot do in Onitsha, Aba or anywhere, don’t do it here.
If you do what I want, Lagos will continue to be prosperous for you. If you go against my wish, you will perish in the water.
I am for the progress, growth and development of Lagos. Ambode is highly cerebral, he’s a symbol and he is going to deliver the message which I, the Oba of Lagos, have said. And he will govern the state for another eight years.
He is going on a mission and God will give him the wisdom and knowledge to fulfill that mission. Almost a year ago, I declared that Ambode will be the next governor of Lagos and it will not change.
From time immemorial, the previous occupiers of this house will say what they wanted after consultations with other people. And this hasn’t changed and it will not change at this time.