The Lagos State Parks Management Committee Chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya, also known as MC Oluomo, has issued a threat to Igbo people to stay at home during the governorship election in Lagos on Saturday if they do not want to vote for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates.
This is seen in a viral video in which the loyalist to Bola Tinubu was addressing a gathering and warning their Igbo neighbours not to bother going to the polling units on Saturday if they intended to vote for candidates other than the ruling party’s flag bearers.
The 2023 governorship and State Assembly elections will take place on March 18, 2023, in many states across the country
“It is not a fight. It is not wahala (a problem). What do we want to correct it? Our PVC. And we will stand there. Yoruba should get there first and should vote first.
“When we finish voting, we’ll be watching because we have begged you and you said you have heard. If you make a mistake, you will understand. Please tell them, we have begged them. If they don’t vote for us, it is not a fight. Tell them that, Chukwudi’s mother, if you don’t for us, sit down at home. Do you understand? Sit down at home,” the Lagos State Parks Management Committee Chairman said in the viral video.
This has prompted several calls by Nigerians for security agencies to arrest him for intimidating voters in the state.
In October 2018, MC Oluomo described himself as a loyalist of Tinubu in an Instagram post.
According to MC Oluomo, Tinubu owns him and the APC and whatever he (Tinubu) wants is what he (MC Oluomo) will support.
He wrote on his Instagram page, “I am an Asiwaju Bola Ahmend Tinubu Jagaban loyalist, I wear the Jagaban jersey, I’ve been a loyalist since 1999, the first mecca i went is through his execellence in the year 2000, moreso, he as done alot for me, he made me who i am today our relationship has been was very cordial and strong in the area that I grew up in.
“So I’m one of his loyalist that have strong believe in him, he own the party and any where his interest belong I Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya Mc oloumo belong. I and my people in Oshodi formerly endorse HE Akinwunmi Ambode for 2nd term because his government is still working in the shadow of the party national leader, but now the case is vice-visa i have to follow the interest of Bola Ahmend Tinubu and the party decision.
“If Asiwaju Bola Ahmend Tinubu again says is no more Babajide Sanwoolu but someone else, so shall it be.”
However, Mr Lawrence I. Okoro stated that if the Nigerian secret police, Department of State Services fails to arrest MC Oluomo for his recent comment, it would show that the security agency is biased in its operations.
He said, “If the @OfficialDSSNG doesn’t arrest MC Oluomo for these comments, then the DSS has taken sides with the oppressors. I urge the DSS to exonerate themselves by swinging into action. MC Oluomo is a threat to national security & must be stopped immediately.”
Also, a veteran journalist, Adeola Fayehun described the threat to Igbo people from the political thug as unfair, urging relevant stakeholders to ensure he is arrested for his utterances.
She said, “First he begged, now he’s threatening Igbos in Lagos ahead of Saturday’s election. If MC Oluomo should be from another ethnicity he would have been arrested. This is not right! @inecnigeria @jidesanwoolu @officialABAT.”
Another Nigerian, Adenekan Mayowa, stated that MC Oluomo could become a threat to national security if not stopped now by bringing him to justice.
“A video of Mc Olumo igniting violence on people who chose not to vote for APC is presently going rounds, Is there any other evidence needed to issue an arrest warrant on him?
“If not please do the needful as he is becoming a threat to National security,” he said.