Musiliu Akinsanya, Chairman of the Lagos State Parks Management Committee, commonly known as MC Oluomo, has rescinded his warning against Igbo people in Lagos.
During a meeting with supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday, he threatened Igbos who would not vote for the APC to remain away from polling sites.
“We pleaded with them. That is not a struggle if they do not want to vote for us. Inform them, Mama Chukwudi, that if you don’t want to vote for us, you should stay at home. “Sit at home,” MC Oluomo had advised.
The statement sparked widespread uproar, with many asking for his arrest.
Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has blasted President Buhari’s silence.
Muhammadu Buhari with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the President-Elect.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Idowu Owohunwa, also directed the Command’s Cybercrimes Unit to launch an immediate and thorough inquiry into the event.
MC Oluomo published a video in which he begged for peace shortly after the CP spoke on a televised program.
“Good afternoon, brothers and sisters. My name is Alhaji Musilu Ayinde Akinsanya, and I was conversing with my sister, Iya Chukwudi, at the meeting I attended yesterday. I was telling her, “Iya Chukwudi, if you’re not voting for me, sit down at home,” and then I watched the footage on social media.
“People began to notice my name; please know that I am always for peace.”
When you look at Lagos State, there is peace; why would I tell them not to vote? If they don’t vote, how will we obtain votes for APC to win? APC is my party; disregard the rumors; the lady I was referring to in the video was at the meeting with me, which is why I swiftly rushed to meet her when they told me not to walk out, and Iya Chukwudi is here with me.”
The woman who talked in English and Igbo described MC Oluomo as a kind man who buys food from her.
She expressed amazement that MC’s casual banter with her had made its way to social media.
The ally of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu went on to remark,
“I was merely joking ; I am not threatening any Igbo person. Ask my Igbo people in Oshodi; go there and investigate; they will tell you that I am not threatening anyone… May God keep us away from persons who do not truly love us.”
But, Daily Trust investigations revealed that MC Oluomo actually threatened Igbos.
In a longer version of the video, which went viral on Thursday, he was heard telling Yorubas to arrive at polling places early.
He further claimed that if an Igbo man was permitted to control Lagos, ritual killings would be prevalent. He said other negative things.