The chairman of the Lagos State Parks Management Committee, MC Oluomo, has sparked outrage online after a video of him issuing a stern warning to residents ahead of this Saturday’s governorship and house of assembly elections surfaced online.
In the viral video, MC Oluomo, who is a known supporter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is seen giving instructions to his people on how to operate on Saturday. He insisted that only Yorubas would vote first and went on to threaten those planning to vote for a different party other than the ruling party to, for their own good, stay at home on election day.
He said, "Iya Chukwudi, if you know you no wan vote for us, siddon for your house o." He also told those listening that if they notice they are losing, they know what to do.
The video has been met with widespread condemnation, with many accusing MC Oluomo of attempting to intimidate voters and suppress their rights. Some have called for him to face consequences for his actions.
This incident comes after Nollywood actor and politician, Olumide Oworu, revealed that he and his team members were attacked while campaigning in Surulere. The actor, a Labour Party candidate who is contesting against his senior colleague in the entertainment industry and the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Desmond Elliot, in the Lagos state house of assembly, Surulere constituency 1 election, said the attack occurred on Tuesday, March 14. He said one of his team members was injured in the attack but reiterated that the incident would not deter them from continuing their campaign.
The upcoming elections have been highly anticipated and tensions have been high, with allegations of violence and voter intimidation. It is important for all parties involved to respect the democratic process and allow citizens to exercise their right to vote freely and without fear of retribution.
Watch him speak below,
This comes after Nollywood actor and politician, Olumide