The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on Lagos State governor, Mr. Babatunde R. Fashola to suspend the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, till after the elections, in order to guarantee free, fair and credible elections.
The party also alerted security agencies to hold the Oba responsible for any attack on non-indigenes or PDP members.
In a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Taofik Gani, it alleged that the silence of Fashola, 48 hours after an inflammatory statement and threat to life, suggested that the Oba had the backing of the Lagos State Government.
“The governor is thus a conspirator in this threat to life and must also be held accountable for any violence in this elections. We have, at this point, been vindicated about the desperation of the APC to retain Lagos State, at all cost, including its plan not to concede the imminent defeat on April 11,” the PDP said.
The positions of the PDP are coming on the heels of the now viral threat issued by the Oba of Lagos to the Igbo people that they must vote APC governorship candidate, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, or be drowned in Lagos water.
However, the PDP has charged the non-indigenes and its members not to be intimidated by the Oba’s threat, but go out to vote according to their wish on Saturday.