Former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu while speaking at a rally held yesterday for the Gubernatorial candidate of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode said the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu is not a member of the APC and can not speak on behalf of the party.
This is coming few days after the paramount ruler came under fire for threatening the Igbos in the state with death.
The APC chieftain mentioned that he is the first Yoruba governor to ever appoint an Igbo commissioner and that the opposition party are 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? Is the Oba a politician?
“To you Igbo, 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.”