Following the ethnic tensions that surrounded the governorship election on March 18, Bayo Onanuga, the spokesperson for the Bola Tinubu Presidential Campaign Council, issued a warning on Sunday to Igbo residents living in Lagos to stay away from politics in Lagos.
Mr. Onanuga's remark about Igbos comes as President-elect Bola Tinubu gets ready to lead a country with a lot of polarization.
"Let 2023 be the last time Igbo people get involved in politics in Lagos.
"Don't let it happen again in 2027.
"Lagos is like Anambra, Imo, or any other state in Nigeria. It is not Federal Capital Territory or No Man's Land. It's Yoruba country.
Mind your business," Mr Onanuga said, tweeting a photograph of Peter Obi, an Igbo from Anambra State who supported Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, a Yoruba from Lagos, in Saturday's political race.
Let 2023 be the last time Igbo people get involved in politics in Lagos. In 2027, it should never happen again. Like any other state in Nigeria, Lagos is like Imo or Anambra. It is not Federal Capital Territory or No Man's Land. It's Yoruba country. Take care of business.
— March 18, 2023 — Bayo Onanuga (@aonanuga1956)
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