By LUKMAN OLABIYI
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Amuwo Odofin chapter in Lagos State, has declared its readiness to bargain with any political party that will protect its interest in 2015. The Igbo leader and the secretary of the group, Rev. Innocent Peace, made the declaration at the end of their monthly meeting at the Trade Fair complex in Lagos.
According to the Chairman of the association, Chief Akalika Emmanuel, if truly democracy was a game of number, Ndigbo should be at the helm of affairs in Amuwo Odofin Local Government, due to their numerical strength in the area.
The group said: “Igbo have the largest population in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area. About 80 per cent of the people in the area are Igbo and they have contributed positively to the growth of the area, in terms of infrastructure and other things.
“With our contribution to the development of the area and our numerical strength, we believe it is time for us to be at the helm of affairs in the area.
The era of use and dump by political parties is over; we are ready to bargain with any political party that will protect our interest in 2015.”
The group urged the Federal Government and the state government to come to the rescue of citizens over the gridlock that was gradually paralysing economic activities on both Apapa/Oshodi and Badagry expressways, noting that the hardship was becoming unbearable.