Before the governorship elections earlier this month, the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, made some remarks to visiting Igbo leaders in Lagos, threatening the lives of Igbos if they did not vote according to his wishes. This led to an online tribal storm as Yorubas and Igbos squared off against each other.
At that time, a Texas based cardiologist, Adeniran Abraham Ariyo, shared Oba Akiolu's post with accompanying comments that seemed to promote the slaughter of Igbo people in Lagos, like the xenophobic attacks currently going on in South Africa. He also added that they would get the same treatment in Abuja because of how they felt their business success should lead to political influence.
A few days ago, a Change.org petition was filed against him, asking the Texas medical board to investigate him and for his medical license to be revoked. , states:
This is important because the massacre or extermination of any ethnic group is against UN law and of course the laws of United States. No ethnic group should ever have to be massacred due to hate for any reason whatsoever since there are legally accepted ways of dealing and settling differences. The world can not allow this to happen.”
So far, the petition has 4,618 supporters. Some of the reasons given by the supporters for signing is as follows;
The petition against Dr Ariyo started after this FB post went viral.