2023 elections

March 17, 2023

Video: ‘Iya Chukwudi’ is my sister, count me out of threat to Igbos – MC Oluomo

By Miftaudeen Raji

The Chairman of Lagos State Parks Management Committee, Musiliu Akinsanya popularly known as MC Oluomo has asked the public to count him out of an alleged threat issued against the Igbos in the state ahead of the Saturday’s Governorship and State Assembly Elections.

MC Oluomo made this disclaimer in a video, which has now gone viral, posted on Twitter on Friday.

According to video, the Chairman spoke in company of the said ‘Iya Chukwudi,’ whom he claimed is his sister.

He said, “Mummy Chukwudi is just like my sister. She was at the meeting where I spoke yesterday, and she’s the one I’m actually reffering to, that “Iya Chukwudi if you you know you’re not voting for me sit at your home.

“All of a sudden, the next thing I would see is my video, going viral on social media, and people talking about MC everywhere. Please I’m always after the peace of Lagos. And if you look at Lagos, there’s peace in Lagos.

“Why will I say people should not come out to vote on an election day? Okay, if people do not come out to vote how are we going to get vote?”

Recall that MC Oluomo, while addressing supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in a viral video, had warned the Igbo resident in the state who will not vote for the party to stay at home ahead of this Saturday’s governorship election.

“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,” MC is quoted to have said.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, earlier on Friday, in an interview with TV Arise News, said that an investigation has been launched into the alleged threat.

Reacting to the alleged threat , Lagos CP said, “We condemn in the strongest possible terms any act, statement, or an action that could be interpreted as hate speech or that could be interpreted as deepening political tension regardless of the brain that might be behind it. With regards to this specific video you mentioned, it is currently a subject of a detailed investigation.”