Superstar singer, Asa, has expressed her concern about the violence and tribalism that occurred in some parts of Lagos state during the recently concluded presidential and national assembly elections on February 25th.
Reports from the election indicated that there were incidents of violence and disruption, including the tearing of ballot papers, snatching of phones, and assault of voters in some polling units. Eyewitnesses also posted videos showing people openly threatening those who did not plan to vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
As a first-time voter, Asa shared her personal experience of voting in Lagos, which was peaceful. However, she expressed her sadness at the reports of attacks on people in the city, and called out tribalism as being disgusting.
In her tweet, she said:
"I arrived at my polling station at 6:30 yesterday, voted at 13:45 peacefully. Saddened that people were attacked around Lagos! Tribalism is disgusting."
Asa's message is a call for peaceful elections and for unity in Nigeria, regardless of tribal or political affiliations.