The Nigeria Police Force has said the alleged threat by the Lagos State Parks Management Committee Chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, against Igbos in the state is a joke.
News360 Info earlier reported that Mc Oluomo in a recent party meeting, themed ‘Lagos rising’ warned Igbo voters in the state to sit in their houses on March 18 if they were not going to vote for the ruling party.
The police reacted to the threats issued by MC Oluomo, against Igbos in the state ahead of the governorship election.
Speaking in Yoruba, the APC chieftain noted that they have begged the Igbos, and if they still insist on voting for their candidate, they should sit at home rather than come out on election day.
He had said: “Iya Chukwudi, if you do want to vote for us, abeg sit down for home ooo, we have begged you, people, don’t come out on election day.”
The statement caused outrage on social media with many Nigerians, party chieftains, and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, condemning MC Oluomo’s action.
Speaking during an appearance on Channels Television’s 2022 Verdict, Force Spokesman on Friday, Adejobi Olumuyiwa, said he wants to believe that the statement by Mc Oluomo is a joke.
Adejobi said nobody has the right and audacity to tell Nigerians not to come out and vote, stressing that it is the fundamental human right of any Nigerian to vote and be voted for.
He said the Commissioner of Police in Lagos had reacted to the issue, and MC Oluomo himself has done the same, so Lagosians should go out and vote for the candidate of their choice.
The Force spokesman also stated that the Lagos State Police Command has commenced an investigation into the comment.
He said: “I saw a video of MC Oluomo with one mama Chidinma – an Igbo woman debunking that threat, that it’s not true, it’s just a joke he was making with a particular woman. So, let us take it as a joke as he said.
But, nobody has the right and audacity to tell Nigerians not to come out and vote; it’s not allowed and not proper. MC Oluomo has come out to debunk it, so let’s leave it that it’s not true.
The Commissioner of Police in Lagos had debunked it, and MC Oluomo himself has done the same, so Lagosians should go out and vote for the candidate of their choice.”