Lagos Island leaders ask Akiolu to stay out of politics

Oba Akiolu
Oba Akiolu

Two political leaders in Lagos Island are upset over remarks credited to the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu denigrating Igbos in Lagos State.

Former Lagos Island Local Government Area Chairman, Lukman Ajose and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Babatunde Olorogun Etti want the monarch to stop using his power, position and influence to deepen the crisis in the state.

“Instead of teaching non-indigenes to hate, we must socialize with them so that they learn cooperation and peacefulness. The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu should stop politicking. If he is interested in politics, he should remove our crown, keep it safely and join a political party of his choice,” they advised.

At a stakeholders meeting in Lagos Island on Tuesday, the leaders said the action of the monarch raises concerns over rights and freedoms of non-Yoruba in Lagos State.