The Chairman of the Lagos State Parks Management Committee, Musiliu Akinsanya, also known as MC Oluomo, has denied issuing a threat against the Igbos in Lagos state ahead of the governorship and state assembly elections held on Saturday. MC Oluomo made a statement in a video that went viral on Twitter, where he was seen with ‘Iya Chukwudi,’ whom he referred to as his sister. He clarified that he was only referring to her when he said, "Iya Chukwudi, if you know you're not voting for me, sit at home." He stated that he was not after any political tension and always sought the peace of Lagos.
Earlier, MC Oluomo had addressed supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC), warning the Igbo residents in the state who did not vote for the party to stay at home. The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, confirmed that an investigation had been launched into the alleged threat. He condemned any statement or action that could be considered hate speech or deepen political tension. He assured that the police would investigate the specific video mentioned and take appropriate action.
In summary, MC Oluomo clarified his position and denied issuing a threat against the Igbos. The police have launched an investigation into the alleged threat, and the commissioner has reiterated the commitment of the police to maintain peace and order during the election.
Source: The Punch
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