- Challenges those with proof of his alleged plan to come out with evidence.
- Talks about the relationship between Fulani and Southwest.
Mohammed Abubakar Bambado has debunked the insinuations making the round that he has a plan to transmute to an Emir in Lagos State.
Bamado, who is the Sarkin Fulani of Lagos State and the Chairman of the Association of Fulani Chiefs in South-West Nigeria said:“the insinuation is far from the truth.”
While noting that the cordial relationship between the good people of Lagos State and the Fulani residents which have been in existence for over a century should be preserved, the monarch disclosed that the rumours emanated from an interview he granted some foreign media personnel doing a documentary on Nigeria, saying the documentaries are not secret documents as they are already published and in public domain for whoever has the interest to go through.
According to him, the aims of those peddling the unfounded rumours are actually targeted at polluting the cordial relationship between President Muhammadu Buhari and the people of the south-west with a view to scoring cheap political goals towards 2023.
The worried monarch asserted that His Royal Majesty, Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos, is like a father to him, and further explained that “having a Sarkin Fulani in any state is like having Eze Ndigbo as well as Yoruba Obas in other states across the nation.
He also emphasised, “there is no way these tribe leaders can claim equality with the owners of the land.”
Bamad, therefore, anybody to show any insignia around his palace that suggests that he is planning a transformation to the status of an Emir in Lagos to come out with proof just.
The monarch urged the good people of Lagos State, South-West and the whole country to disregard the erroneous insinuations from the people he describes as, “the enemies of Nigeria.