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Igbo Man Who Was At That Meeting With Oba Akiolu Narrates What Really Happened by JOXY(f): 1:02pm On Apr 10, 2015
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Re: Igbo Man Who Was At That Meeting With Oba Akiolu Narrates What Really Happened by dandydrey(m): 1:38pm On Apr 10, 2015
A participant of the meeting between Igbo leaders
and Oba of Lagos state, has revealed that the
monarch was merely joking with his utterances and
that none of the persons present took offense to
his words.

The person in question is a Lagos-based lawyer and
industrialist, Chukwudi Atueyi, who revealed to
Vanguard what happened between Igbo leaders and
Oba Rilwan Akiolu.

Read below his account of events:

“All the Eze Ndi Igbo honorary in Lagos
went to pay HRM solidarity visit on Sunday
and I was fortunate to be among those
present at the said meeting. What the Oba
said was fully and simply directed to only
the Igbos present at the meeting who his
majesty considers to be very close to him
and should understand him well enough.”
“You know when one talks to his very close
friends and subjects, he tends to be very
free with them, so he was being very free
with those present at the meeting and
wanted us to realize how serious and close
he takes us and our votes, because he
cannot imagine us giving him our words only
to turn back and do the very opposite.

“He did not force us to the meeting, we
were the ones that went to him on
solidarity visit, so it would be very evil of us
to only go and deceive him there. He only
jokingly (at least as it appeared to me then)
warned the people present at the meeting
who he considers his own people.

The said warning that we are supposed to
be very conversant with since we have all
the “Ëze Ndi Igbo” present there, as that
was not the first time we visited him. We
are all already aware of the Yoruba culture
and understood perfectly what he meant.
There was no specific place he referred to
all the Igbos in Lagos.”

“He was only addressing the Igbos with him
present there whom he considers his own
people and he simply observed his culture
which we all quite understood and this
explains why there was applause and
laughter at the end of his speech. We were
expected to, thereafter, talk to our people
in civilized manner to convince them and
canvass for their votes if we truly believe
we are capable of doing so.”

“The tradition of lagoon water threat was
directed only to those present at the
meeting as culture demands. Though he
appeared serious but we all understood it as
a joke, that was why we all applauded him
and made fun of it there.”

“So I suspect serious politics at play here.
I wouldn’t know who recorded the speech
and decided to play politics with it. It is
most unfair to his majesty to be portrayed
in this manner and I think I owe it as a
duty to speak up before things get out of
hand.”

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