MC Oluomo Retracts Threats To Igbos After Backlash

The chairman of the Lagos parks and garages, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, has debunked issuing threat against voters who would not vote for the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Saturday’s elections.  

A viral social media video on Thursday pictured Akinsanya saying that Igbo people who do not want to vote for the party in the Lagos governorship election should stay at home.

He issued the threat while addressing his supporters at an event in Lagos.

MC Oluomo

MC Oluomo who spoke in Yoruba in the viral video said, “We have begged them. If they don’t want to vote for us, it is not a fight. Tell them, Mama Chukwudi, if you don’t want to vote for us, sit down at home. Sit down at home.”

The comment elicited widespread backlash as several Nigerians urged security personnel to arrest MC Oluomo.  

Reacting, MC Oluomo in a video on Friday said his controversial comment is a playful remark with his sister whose name is “Iya Chukwudi”, noting that he was not referring to Igbo people residing in Lagos.

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The transport union leader said he has always been on the “side of peace” in his activities.

MC Oluomo added, “The meeting I went to yesterday, the person I was referring to is my sister – Iya Chukwudi. I was referring to Iya Chukwudi, saying if you will not vote for APC, please sit down at home.

“I saw it on social media that people were saying MC said something. I’m always on the side of peace. If you look at Lagos state, there is peace.

“Why will I say people should not come out to vote? If people don’t come out to vote, how will APC win the election? How will Igbo and Hausa not vote for APC? APC is my party. Count me out of the viral reports. The person I was referring to was at the meeting.

“I was only joking. I did not threaten Igbo. Please ask Igbo in Oshodi, they will tell you that I did not threaten any Igbo.” In the video issued on Friday, a woman who identified herself as Iya Chukwudi said she was the one Akinsaya mentioned in the viral video, noting that the APC chieftain is her long-time customer.

Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

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