Atiku calls on police to act after MC Oluomo threatens Igbos living in Lagos ahead of tomorrow's elections

FORMER vice president and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has called on the Lagos State Police Command to sanction Musiliu Akinsanya for threatening Igbos ahead of tomorrow's governorship elections.


Mr Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, is the chairman of Lagos State Parks Management Committee and a prominent member of the All Progressives Congress (APC). During a last minute election meeting, MC Oluomo was seen threatening Igbos who are not voting for the APC to stay at home.


In a threatening video, which has since gone viral, MC was seen threatening the Igbo residing in Lagos State against voting for other political parties. He also engaged in nasty ethnic profiling, accusing Igbos of being bullies who harass Yoruba children in school and who intimidate women in the market place.


Responding to what is blatant intimidation and a breach of the peace, Alhaji Abubakar urged the Lagos State government and the police to ensure that politicians and their protégés submit to the rules of democratic fair play in the state. He urged political leaders and their supporters to desist from promoting violence ahead of tomorrow's election.


Alhaji Abubakar tweeted: “It is important for political leaders across the country, especially Lagos State, to desist from actions that promote election violence, such that can compromise peace, unity and democracy in our country. I am concerned about how lackeys of political leaders in Lagos State have unabatedly made ethnic slurs aimed at intimidating voters in the state in tomorrow’s election.


“I have watched with profound disdain a certain video in circulation where some persons known to be associates of the leaders of the ruling party in Lagos State are issuing threats against other ethnic groups in the build-up to the governorship and state house of assembly election tomorrow. I condemn this uncivilised behaviour and also condemn the criminal silence of the security agencies and the political leadership in Lagos State and Abuja on this development.


“It is, therefore on this note, that I specifically call on security agencies in the country to ensure that politicians and their protégés submit to the rules of democratic fair-play across the country, especially in Lagos State, for the sake of decency and the promotion of peace and unity.”