The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos, Akinwumi Ambode, on Monday said if elected, he would promote the interest of every ethnic groups within the state.
Ambode spoke in the wake of the social media stir created following the comment of Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu that Igbos in Lagos would perish in the lagoon should they fail to vote for Mr. Ambode, his choice for Lagos governorship.
In a statement on Monday Ambode said every group and ethnic is important to build Lagos.
”Every group in Lagos will be safe in my hands as governor. “will not discriminate against any religious or ethnic group. It is our Lagos and we must build it together,” he said.
“In my acceptance speech after the primaries I made this note that I will be a governor for all and Lagos is safe in my hands. I want to build on the foundation of unity, peace and progress and development laid by my predecessors.
“And though tongue and tribe may differ, we stand in brotherhood in Lagos from the smallest ethnic groups to the major ones. We are all stakeholders,” the APC candidate said.
The APC candidate faces a tough race with Jimi Agbaje of the PDP.