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Sanwo-Olu speaks on ethnic division ahead of Lagos election

As Nigeria prepares for its next round of elections, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos, on Wednesday condemned the seeming ethnic division between Yoruba and Igbo people in his state.

According to POLITICS NIGERIA, Nigerians are speaking out on social media against ethnic attitudes that could have disastrous political ramifications.

After the All Progressives Congress (APC), the state's ruling party, failed to elect the party's presidential flag-bearer in the February 25 presidential election, electoral discussions in Lagos State turned ethnic on social media.

As with many Nigerians, Governor Sanwo-Olu expressed his displeasure with the ethnic divisions that were introduced into the 2023 election.

Speaking on Arise TV, he declared: "That is abhorrent. It is inadmissible. We are Nigerians and we are people. Nobody possesses that tyrannical quality.

Thus, I wouldn't press for the ethnic coloring. Nonetheless, I am aware that people wish to protect certain local concerns in their areas.

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