Femi Fani-Kayode reacts to Oba of Lagos alleged threat to Igbos, says its ominious and unacceptable

April 6, 2015 5:08 pm

He shared his thought on the alleged threat on his Facebook wall

The
Oba of ’ threat against the Igbos in that if they do not
vote for the APC in the governorship elections on Saturday they should
be ready for the consequences and that if they don’t vote for Ambode
they should be ready to perish in the lagoon is ominous and
unacceptable.

The truth is that we were threatened with ethnic
cleansing and religious carnage in the north had Buhari not won the
election on march 28th and had Jonathan not quickly conceded defeat and
now our traditional supporters are being threatened in Lagos and in many
other states.

Let two things be clearly understood. In as much
as we all want peace in this country and in as much as Jonathan has
graciously and quickly conceded defeat in the Presidential election,
this does not mean that we are weak or powerless.

Let it be
clearly understood by all and sundry that any attempt to kill or molest
our supporters in the north, in the west or indeed in any other part of
the country either before, during or after saturday’s governorship
elections or any attempt at ethnic or religious cleansing by the APC,
their supporters or their friends and agents will be deemed unacceptable
and will be met with defiance, contempt and resistance.

Enough
of all these APC threats and all this rubbish. No-one is intimidated on
our side and neither do we fear for the future because God is with us,
He is faithful and He is in control. We want peace and we want harmony
in this country but no-one or no group of people will be allowed to turn
us or our supporters into slaves or give us sleepless nights.

The APC would do well to remember that they only won the presidential
election by 2 million votes. The PDP got 12 million votes in that
election which means that we have 12 million loyal foot soldiers and
supporters in this country and that is no mean feat.

We are a
strong party, we are confident for the future, we are ready for anything
and most important of all we are ready for the polls on saturday. We
take this opportunity to urge the PDP faithful in Lagos to go out and
vote en masse for the PDP.

We urge them to vote for Jimi Agbaje
and to free Lagos state from the shackles of darkness and oppression. We
urge them to stand firm, to hold their heads up high and to do their
very best. We urge our supporters in Rivers state, Oyo state, Imo
state, Plateau state, Kaduna state and indeed in all the states where
elections will take place on saturday to do the same, to take the
destiny of their respective states into their hands and to vote for the
PDP candidates in the various elections.

What happened during
the presidential election on March 28th was sad and unfortunate but we
have accepted defeat and we wholeheartedly accept the will of the people
of . That does not however mean that we should close shop and
not put up a good fight for Saturdays governorship elections.

This is the time to call on the party faithful to rise up. This is the
time to rally our troops and to call on our footsoldiers and loyalists
to come out in their millions and wipe away the sadness of march 28th by
winning massively in saturdays governorship elections.

This is
the time to prove to our detractors that despite their provocative
utterances, their empty and boastful threats, their mocking words and
their gratutious insults that the PDP is far from dead and is still very
much alive.

Our party shall go from strength to strength
despite the monumental challenges that lie ahead. Whether we win or
lose on saturday is not the issue. The issue is that whatever anyone may
say and whatever they may feel, the PDP is not going anywhere and
neither shall we crumble and fade away. We are here for the long haul:
we are here to stay.

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