he Lagos State Police Command has said it is investigating to know if “it’s an old, recycled one or not”, a video circulating on social media, showing the Chairman of Lagos State Parks and Management, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, at a Polling Unit (PU) threatening Igbos to vote All Progressives Congress, APC.
This was made known on Twitter by the Public Relations Officer- Lagos State Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin.
“While the video will be investigated to know if it’s an old, recycled one or not, it should be noted that this is criminal and totally against the Electoral Act, 2022,” he posted.
Watch the video below:
MC Oluomo caught on camera stopping Igbos in this PU from voting
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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 of video as police officers try to calm him down.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports that 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.
In another viral video, a thug suspected to be sympathetic to the APC was caught on video at a polling unit telling voters they must vote for the ruling party or they should go home without voting.
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.
In the video, the thug is heard saying:
“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.”