National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday appealed to Igbo in Lagos State to vote APC candidates in the February and March elections.
Tinubu made the appeal on Wednesday at a stakeholders’ meeting Ikeja Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Tinubu’s meeting with Igbo was called to perfect the party’s preparedness for the rescheduled elections on February 23 and March 9 in the state.
The party leader noted that the APC government never discriminated against people from the South East and others in the state in the delivery of democratic dividends, saying the party expected them to support its candidates at the polls for progress.
“We appeal to our Igbo brothers from the East, this is the state where you conduct your businesses, your children are in our schools, we don’t discriminate against them in our WAEC fees.
“We don’t discriminate against them for NECO fees. We don’t discriminate against them for JAMB fees. Even in our universities, they take the benefit of our tuition and allowances and all that.
“Now, this time, we say, help us. We say vote for us and our candidates,” Tinubu said.
He reminded them of the time the popular ASPAMDA market and other markets dominated by the Igbo faced threats of demolition, recalling that he took necessary steps to save the markets, thereby protected the interests of the traders who were mainly from the South East.
He warned that the party would monitor election results in Igbo-dominated areas such as Amuwo-Odofin, Ojo, Ajeromi-Ifelodun, and Surulere in anticipation of votes for APC.
Recall that in the 2015 elections, the APC lost some legislative seats to the PDP in the areas mentioned, though some of the winners later defected to the APC.