After Ogunwatch viral video, Nigerians demand arrest of MC Oluomo for stoking ethnic, electoral-violence

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Some Nigerians have taken to social media to demand the arrest of popular All Progressives Congress supporter and chairman of Lagos State Park Management Committee, Alh Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, following a viral video posted by Ogunwatch.

On Thursday, Akinsanya while addressing supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in a viral video first posted by Ogunwatch, threatened Igbos and others who will not vote for the party, asking them to rather stay at home.

“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,” he said.

This was the incident that sparked wide outrage online, making people to call the attention of security agencies including the Lagos police and the Department of State Services to swoop into the action by inviting Oluomo for stoking election tension. 

Ogunwatch reports that a petition on has been initiated, with which it is demanded that Oluomo should be slammed a visa ban for inciting electoral violence against opposition voters. 

Oluomo’s brazen threat comes after Peter Obi of the Labour Party, won in Lagos state during the presidential poll on February 25.

As part of the 2023 general elections, the gubernatorial elections will take place on Saturday across all the states in Nigeria except from those who either will hold theirs earlier or later for varying reasons. 

A tweep, Ned 002, tagging the police and the Nigerian army to view the viral video, said: “This guy should be in custody by now in a normal country. @PoliceNG @HQNigerianArmy”

Another tweep with username: postsansapoon, also added: The Nigerian Police should pick this guy up already This can’t continue to happen in broad daylight, threatening people, and we will just accept it. To the Yorubas that are saying, this doesn’t concern them. Its Igbo today, they will give you folks from ekiti, ondo same treatment

Other Nigerians who also commented, called on the Merida to further give traction to the video.

“@ruffydfire @ARISEtv @OjyOkpe Show this video on The Morning show tomorrow and call that police PRO to come defend it. This should be on the front burner,” @yeankhar tweeted.

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