The Nigeria Police Force has reacted to the threats made by the Lagos State Parks Management Committee Chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, against Igbos in the state ahead of the governorship election.
Force spokesman, Adejobi Olumuyiwa, described the threat by MC Oluomo against Igbos as a joke.
A video had surfaced online of MC Oluomo threatening Igbos in Lagos State against voting for another political party.
MC Oluomo said Igbos who would not vote for the All Progressives Congress, APC, should sit at home.
Reacting during an interview on Channels TV, the Force Public Relations Officer said nobody has the right to stop the people of Lagos from voting for the candidate of their choice.
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, like 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.”
Watch the police spokesperson speak in the video below.
MC Oluomo is an APC member that is why @PoliceNG is taking his threats and hate speech as a joke. He publicly threatened voters during the presidential elections and nothing happened, here we are again. We now know why he hasn’t been arrested! https://t.co/25a118gd5F
— Jaypee (@JaypeeGeneral) March 17, 2023