Ndigbos Declare Gov Ambode Their Number 1 Arch-Enemy

By KayCee January 11, 2016 19:54

Following the demolition of Oshodi market in the first week of the new year, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state has been declared the number one enemy of Ndigbo by the apex socio-Igbo cultural organization, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the national president of the Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) made the declaration alongside Okwu Nnabuike, the national secretary on Monday, January 11, at a press briefing in Enugu, Daily Post reports.


According to Isiguzoro, Ambode had drawn a battle line between himself and the entire Igbo land by his actions.

He described the demolition as “an action done in bad faith”, Isiguzoro said the traders were given only a few days quit notice.

Isiguzoro said: “We are forced to ask: could this be the starting point in implementing Oba of Lagos’s earlier threat during the election period that Ndigbo would be thrown into the Lagoon? Could it be another round of deportation of exercise, similar to what former governor Fashola did? These appear to be so considering that a witch cried in the night and a child died in the morning.

“It is quite inhuman for people’s means of livelihood to be taken away from them in such a manner. The government’s claim that arms were recovered from a section of the market does not fly at all here because it cannot be a reason for such a wicked treatment purely targeted on a particular people.”

The Ndigbos demanded that the traders be adequately compensated, adding that anything short of that, they will henceforth regard the governor as their number one arch-enemy.



By KayCee January 11, 2016 19:54