Obafemi Hamzat, the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, has stated that Musiliu Akinsanya, also known as MC Oluomo, a staunch supporter of the All Progressives Congress and President-elect Bola Tinubu, must pay if he is found guilty of breaking the law during the state’s recently concluded elections.
Hamzat stated this during a live appearance on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Tuesday morning, while answering questions about violence and alleged rigging during the Governorship and State House of Assembly elections.
Although the Deputy Governor stated that he was not calling for anyone to be arrested, he stated that the facts should be investigated and that “if in fact he (MC Oluomo) has broken the law, he must pay for it.”
“But my point which I want to make is that we all diminish this country when we actually exaggerate what happens. We have an election where you have this number of polling units and you have less than 1 per cent that have a problem and we now make it look like that 1 per cent is more important than the 99 per cent.
“I think that it is just outrageous and we should not diminish our country by saying the election is bad. No, this was a great election. Atrocities were committed an people should pay for that.”
Hamzat said the state government has been accommodating of all tribes and religions in the state, adding that Lagos is the only state that has other tribes in its State Assembly.
Hamzat, however, added, “There will be people that will always try to break the rules and we must punish them. When you punish them they serve as deterrent to others so they know that is not the way to go.”