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What Pastor Bolaji Akinyemi said about the ongoing crisis leading to burning of markets in Lagos

While reacting on the ongoing crisis in Lagos state over the governorship election, Pastor Bolaji Akinyemi, a Nigerian political science professor, stated that we cannot have a Lagos where the Igbo cannot live and markets are being burned. He also expresses concern that political decisions in the upcoming governorship and House of Assembly elections in Lagos State should not lead to war.

He made this statement while speaking at a new conference in Lagos, where he urged his followers to stop ethnic and religious bigotry among politicians.

In his own words, Pastor Akinyemi said "I doubt if we are going to have an election on Saturday in Lagos if we do not douse this narrative that is gaining momentum. We cannot have a Lagos where the Igbo do not exist, where markets are getting burnt from time to time. That is not the kind of Lagos state we want to live in.

In his words: "We have lived as good neighbours with each other, and that must continue. We must not allow anyone to throw a spanner in the wheel of progress that we have made as an example to the rest of Nigeria, he said.

Culled From Punch Newspapers

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