Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Awori indigenes stage a protest at Tinubu’s residence in Lagos

Scores of Awori indigenes stormed the Ikoyi residence of Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Tuesday, January 26.
The Punch reports that the Awori acting on the platform of the Awori Indigenous Forum were protesting against alleged political marginalization.

They said that no Awori indigene had been elected or appointed as chairman of a local government council, secretary to a local government council, supervisory councillor or member of the state House of Assembly in the last 20 years in Lagos state.

Tinubu asked the group to give him a protest letter and promised to look into their alleged marginalization.

While presenting the letter, leaders of the group, Alhaji Oyebola Onikoro and Akintola Balogun, asked the APC national leader to address their complaint.

Awori indigenes also stormed the Lagos residence of Bola Tinubu in July 2015.

Lamenting that Awori were being cheated, Onikoro said: “We want peace. We, the Awori from Kosofe, Agboyi, Ojota and Isheri, want change. What we want now is that all the local government areas should be headed by our people. Our people are competent to provide quality leadership in any level of government.”