“If you won’t vote APC, stay at home” — MC Oluomo
MC Oluomo, the Chairman of the Lagos Parks Management Committee, urges those planning to vote for a different party other than APC in the upcoming governorship and state assembly elections in Lagos to stay at home on Saturday, March 18, 2023.
MC Oluomo who is a known supporter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, made this known during a campaign on Thursday 16th, 2023.
In a video that has surfaced online, the union chairman can be seen addressing a large crowd and urging party supporters to tell their neighbours not to bother coming out to vote if they don’t intend to vote for the APC.
The warning which was delivered in the Yoruba language may be perceived as a subtle threat even though he stated that it is not.
His speech, loosely translated, says, “We’ve appealed to them, if they won’t vote for us, it’s nothing to fight over. Kindly go and meet them and say Iya Chukwudi, please if you don’t want to vote for us, please sit down at home.”
As seen on Twitter, the Igbo community took it as a threat to disenfranchise them from their electoral rights.
See some reactions below …
@dotcom_ray: “If you have lived in Lagos then you know an average agbero makes empty threats and the moment you resist them, that threat dies down 👎. I see no reason these guys can’t be resisted when you have the numbers no matter the location you are”
@5Linus: “@USAGov this man threatening us has your green card, his whole family is in your country. But your secretary told us that they will withdraw visa from electoral disruptors. Your ambassador is aware of the evil going on here.”
Watch the video below …
If you don't want to vote for us stay in your house – MC Oluomo threatening the Igbos
I would like to ask again what is the job of the DSS ? pic.twitter.com/hEYRDaMsmT
— Chief Ikukuoma (@IkukuomaC) March 16, 2023