Election: Tinubu reminds Igbos what they have benefited from Lagos


“We appeal to our Igbo brothers from the East, this is the state where you conduct your businesses, your children are in our schools, we don’t discriminate against them in our WAEC fees.

“We don’t discriminate against them for NECO fees. We don’t discriminate against them for JAMB fees. Even in our universities, they take the benefit of our tuition and allowances and all that.

“Now, this time, we say, help us. We say vote for us and our candidates,”

These are the words of the Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, while appealing to the Igbo in Lagos to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in Saturday’s presidential election.

According to him, the Lagos State Government and Lagos in general had been very accommodating and considerate to the extent that at the time the popular ASPAMDA market and other ones dominated by the Igbo faced threats of demolition, he took necessary steps to save the markets, thereby protecting the interests of the traders who were mainly from the South East.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, at a meeting he held with Igbo stakeholders in Lagos on Wednesday, Tinubu  warned that the party would monitor election results in Igbo-dominated areas such as Amuwo-Odofin, Ojo, Ajeromi-Ifelodun, and Surulere in anticipation of votes for APC.

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