Lagos Not No Man’s Land – Igbo Group Begs Yorubas
The South East/Igbo APC Progressives Roundtable (SIAPRO) has on behalf of the Igbo-speaking people in Lagos State, appealed to the host over a controversial statement earlier which labelled the Southwest state as a no man’s land.
Naija News reports that the statement had come with consequences during the just concluded governorship election in Lagos State.
Speaking, however, during a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, the convener, SIAPRO, Uche Diala, said Lagos State is “no less Yoruba land as Anambra State is Igbo land and just like Lagos is not a no man’s land, the way Ebonyi State is not a no man’s land.”
He appealed to the Yorubas to overlook any provocations, disrespect, or insults that they may have endured during the just concluded elections in the state.
Diala said any contrary view is as irresponsible as provocative and unacceptable in the interest of societal and national development.
According to him, Igbo have been known for ages to be noble guests who add value to their hosts in a symbiotic relationship and have never been known to be a burden to their hosts across Nigeria and elsewhere in the world.
He noted that nowhere else in Nigeria is that bond of friendship, deep integration, and all-around success more pronounced and enduring than in Lagos State.