The Chairman of the Lagos State Parks and Management, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, has been caught in a viral video threatening to deal with any Igbo person who goes to a particular polling unit to vote.
Though the PU was not specified, commenters on the video say the incident happened somewhere in the Oshodi area where MC Oluomo holds sway.
“I repeat am again. Any Igbo wey dem born well, make him come vote for here. Shebi I dey here. If dem born dem well, make dem come vote for here,” he insisted in the 15 seconds video as police officers try to calm him down.
Prior to the election, many non-indigenes, especially Igbos in the state, had complained of attempts to disenfranchise them with the denial of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs), as well as threats of violence against them.
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The incident reportedly happened at the Fehintola Giwa Street Aguda, Surulere, Lagos State, as voters were trying to get through with their accreditation before voting.
“This place na APC o. If you no wan vote for APC, make you go home o. If you no fit vote APC for here, go your house. Nobody force you to vote. If I see you vote another party, I go call Luger. This area na APC territory o.”