Amid ongoing public reactions that have greeted the unexpected apology tendered to Lagosians by the Chairman of the Lagos Parks and Garages Committee, Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya popularly known as MC Oluomo ahead of next week's governorship election in the state, popularly Nollywood actress, movie producer, and human rights activist, Lilian Amah-Aluko has come out to share her thoughts on the issue.
Recall that on Friday, March 3, 2023, a video showing MC Oluomo calling for an atmosphere of peace among residents of Lagos ahead of the much-anticipated governorship election in the state, began making the rounds on social media.
Speaking in the native Yoruba dialect, the transport union chairman apologized to persons in the state who may have felt offended by the APC government over the years, urging them to give the ruling party one more chance on the ballots next week Saturday.
Reacting to the video during an interview on Nigeria Info FM's 'Daily Digest' program a few hours ago, Lilian Amah-Aluko opined that Oluomo's apology might not be sincere as it could just be a ploy just to woo the people into giving the ruling party some crucial votes in the governorship election, especially now that the electorate in the state has discovered the power of their collective will on the ballots. According to the renowned actress, things will likely go back to the way they used to be after the elections if the people allow the status quo to remain.
"I don't know about him (Oluomo) being apologetic. I think it is just a ploy to sway people to their side. After the elections, everything will go back to business as usual unless something drastic is done to stop it. These people do these things in Nigeria because they know they will get away with it. Nobody gets punished. You saw what happened during the last elections where we saw some guys threatening to deal with voters in polling units who don't vote for their candidate.
Nothing was done to such persons. They didn't wear masks and the whole world saw their faces. But nothing was done about it. If we had seen two or three people getting arrested for intimidating voters, then others would take a cue and desist from it. People should just go out next week and vote their conscience and ignore such distractions. I think people should be wary of such an apology."
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