Igbo residents of Lagos State under the umbrella of the Igbo Progressive Leaders Council (IPLC) have presented a list of seven demands to new state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.
The group, led by All Progressives Congress (APC) Publicity Secretary, Joe Igbokwe made the presentation on Sunday, May 31, 2015, and urged Ambode to run an inclusive government.
“Some of the issues are that the newly inaugurated Lagos State government will continue to ensure the safety of lives and property of all Lagosians, including Ndigbo. That the government will continue to partner Ndigbo in moving the state forward such that Igbo in the state will continue to have a place in the government and civil service,” IPLC Publicity Secretary, Harris Chuma said.
“That the Lagos State Government will continue to support and maintain profound relationship with the Igbo traditional institution in the state. We propose the establishment of a board that will recognise the Lagos Igbo honorary chieftaincy affairs,” he added.
“We wish that the newly inaugurated government will not take our people for granted and they will not treat us with impunity or claim that they know what is best for Ndigbo when we do not feel the same way and that the Governor Ambode-led government will listen to the sincere voices of their passionate Igbo followers,” Dr Chuma said.
Ambode’s governorship ambitions had come under threat in April when the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu threatened Igbos to either vote for him or die.