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Peter Obi: Why we will hold Sanwo-Ola accountable for the Igbo attacks in Lagos- Ohanaeze

Following the victory of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in Lagos State, the Igbo social and political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has vowed to hold Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Ola, accountable for the Igbo attacks in the state.

Ohanaeze said the attack in Lagos State was an attempt to pit the Igbo against the Yoruba.

Secretary General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Okechukwu Ishiguzoro, has also warned that Both Lagos and MC Oluomo will be held accountable by the organisation for attacks on the Igbo community in the state.

According to Vanguard, Ishiguzoro urged Lagos State residents to vote against Sanwo-Oluomo in the forthcoming governorship election.

Ishiguzoro said: "We are witnessing a deliberate attempt to incite the Yoruba against the Igbo with the ethnic colouring that the two tribes are fighting because the Labour Party has won in Lagos State.

"We want to state categorically that we have Yoruba who support the Obi just like Obasanjo and Ayo Adebanjo.

"We hold the Lagos State Governor responsible for any calculated attack on innocent Igbo traders, we hold MC Olouma and Oba of Lagos responsible if anything happens to traders and communities in Lagos State.

"The Lagos State Governor has failed in his duty to protect the lives and property of the people of the state and we call on him to resign honourably for not fulfilling his duties."

The attack on Igbo in different parts of Lagos State is an act of cowardice and the sad reality that he has lost control of Lagos State."

"They are preparing to launch another terror attack on the Igbo community ahead of the March gubernatorial election. We are telling the people of Lagos that since the governor has not fulfilled his legal obligation to protect them, they must vote him out unless he apologises and protects lives and property."

We are also telling the Igbo community in Lagos that self-defence and determination are universal laws and they must not allow what happened in 1993, when Abiola lost the election and the Igbo became victims, in 2023.

The Igbos must stand up and defend themselves, they must be peaceful, they must be calm and they must never be involved in creating trouble and if trouble comes to their doorstep, they must stand up and defend themselves."

They must not provoke crisis wherever they are; as Nigerians, they must stand up and defend themselves courageously wherever they are."

"The message is very clear: they must be law-abiding citizens, but they must defend themselves."

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