MC Oluomo was caught live on video threatening Igbos to vote for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate during the governorship election or stay at home.
The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, asked that MC Oluomo popularly known as Musiliu Akinsanya, be prosecuted. He is the current Chairman of the Lagos State Parks Management Committee.
He was seen in a viral video addressing a gathering and warning their Igbo neighbours not to bother voting if they intended to vote for candidates other than the ruling party.
After he was criticized for his misguided statement, he tried to clarify his remarks, claiming that he spoke in a playful tone and was addressing a lady named “Iya Chukwudi,” not the Igbos in Lagos.
Hamzat, categorically stated, during an appearance on Channels TV, that Oluomo must face the law if evidence points to his guilt.
Asked if he saw reason in the calls for the arrest of the APC supporter, the deputy governor said, “I’m not calling for the arrest of anybody. I’m not a police officer; I’m not a prosecutor. People will look at the evidence.
“In the case of MC Oluomo, he has come out to say that he was actually referring to one woman that is Mama Chinedu, or something like that. There’s a video that shows that and that woman said, ‘He was talking to me and we’ve been friends or he’s been my customer for years.’
“[She said] that he was talking to her. So, I don’t know the facts, but people should examine the facts and if in truth he has broken the law, of course, he must pay for it. It’s as simple as ABC.”
He added that it is “very unfortunate” that voters were profiled on election day and that people were not allowed to vote because of what they looked like.
“That’s absolute nonsense. If it happened and there are videos, people should be arrested and prosecuted. That’s the bottom line,” he said.
Hamzat admitted that some supporters of the APC were overzealous.
“Some people take things overboard, which is terrible. I have friends in Alaba Market. I was at Alaba Market and it was fun. There were Igbo APC members.
“So, for anybody to go and say, ‘Because you’re Igbo, you won’t vote,’ it’s just ridiculous. So, anybody that does that should be prosecuted. Bottomline. If it’s a crime, then people should pay for it.
“To assume that because someone is from one ethnic group, he’s going to vote one way is stupid,” he said.
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