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I was joking with threat against Igbos in Lagos, says APC thug MC Oluomo



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Notorious Lagos thug, Musiliu ‘MC Oluomo’ Akinsanya, says he was joking when he threatened Igbos who will not vote for All Progressives Congress (APC) in tomorrow’s governorship election, to stay at home. 

Peoples Gazette reported how Mr Akinsanya, leader of the Lagos motorparks management committee, who  commands the militant wing of the ruling APC in Lagos, issued the threat in a viral video on Thurday.

“I was only joking; I am not threatening any Igbo person,” MC Oluomo said. “Go and ask my Igbo people at Oshodi; go and investigate there, they will tell you that I am not threatening anybody.” 

He said that he “was discussing with my sister, Iya Chukwudi. I was referring to her that Iya Chukwudi, if you are not voting for me, sit down at home and the next thing I saw was the video on social media.”

Criticised by citizens, who also called for his arrest and prosecution for threatening to disenfranchise citizens from exercising their civic right, MC Oluomo in another video on Friday admitted he made the controversial statement. 

The Nigerian police on Friday said they are investigating those behind the MC Oluomo’s threat video. 

However, many believe MC Oluomo’s threat could scare potential voters away from exercising their franchise on Saturday as the incumbent governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu fights for re-election. 

This comes after the APC suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of the Labour Party during the February 25 presidential polls in the state, despite violence and intimidation of voters.

In the presidential election, Labour’s Peter Obi defeated APC flag bearer Bola Tinubu in Lagos. Mr Obi polled 582,454 votes against the former two-term Lagos governor’s 572,606 votes in his home turf. 

Mr Tinubu was subsequently declared winner of the election after total results from 36 states were collated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). 

However, Mr Obi’s unprecedented victory in Lagos has positioned his party’s candidate Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, as a major challenger of Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the APC in the election scheduled for tomorrow.

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