by Kolapo Olapoju
At a time when conversation is at its peak and tribal tensions at a fever-pitch over the threats uttered by the Oba of Lagos against the Igbos; a period when everyone seems to be going ballistic about the ‘perish in the lagoon’ threat,- APC is saying that, you’re all overreacting.
The Osun state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, suggests that people should always see beyond the surface, whenever a Yoruba monarch speaks.
In essence, the party has implored Igbos against taking the words of the Oba of Lagos literally, saying they will have to think deep to understand the meaning of the comments.
Osun APC made this known through its Director of Research and Publicity, Mr Kunle Oyatomi.
“Let it be said that the title of all our Obas is Kabiyesi. The meaning is that our Obas are mythical. Whenever they say anything, nobody can challenge it. We have heard what they have said and with due reference to democracy, and the culture, we do not in anyway challenge the right of any individual or group to their right to their opinions.”
“And it is the same right the Oba has to express himself. Nobody must interpret his statements literally because he knows and we all know that nobody has the power of life and death outside God and our laws. To fully understand him, what Oba Akiolu said is that nobody can come to our land, offend our institutions, traditions and our culture and go free.”