Tinubu finally reacts to attack against Igbos in Lagos

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The president-elect, Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday said he is “pained” by the “ethnic slurs” which according to him, “are capable of creating needless mis-characterisation”.

Bellnewsonline.com reports that the former governor of Lagos appealed to Nigerians to “rise above our differences”.

Recall that days before the conduct of the governorship poll in Lagos, the election was marred with ethnic tensions.

The tribal trend had heated up on social media with ethnic slurs at residents.

Reacting, Tinubu said in a statement: “Elections should be a celebration of our maturing democracy and freedom of choice and ought not to be moments of grief.

“I am particularly pained by cases of ethnic slurs, which are capable of creating needless mis-characterisation reported in some locations.

“My appeal is for us to rise above our differences, which, in reality, are fewer than the valued strings that bind us together as a people irrespective of the circumstances of our births.”

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