By Onozure Dania
Lagos—Amuwo Odofin chapter of Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo in Lagos State has said it was ready to bargain with any political party that would protect the interest of its members in 2015 elections.
Chairman of the group, Chief Emmanuel Akalika, stated this at a press briefing on the forthcoming general elections, yesterday.
The group said if truly democracy is a game of number, Igbo men and women should be at the helm of affairs in Amuwo Odofin Local Government due to their numerical strength in the area.
The group said: “Igbo has the largest population in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area. 80 percent 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 area and numerical strength, we believe it is time for us to also be at the helm of affairs in the area.
“The era of use and dump by political party is over; we are ready to bargain with any political party that will protect our interests.”