Igbos Reportedly Disenfranchised In Lagos Polls As Political Thugs Attack Voters

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The Igbo people are an ethnic group in Nigeria. They are primarily found in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo States, the South Eastern part of Nigeria.

On Saturday, March 18, MDB gathered information from various individuals, especially South Easterners who were reportedly denied their civic rights to cast their votes due to their tribe, complexion and choice of candidate at the 2023 gubernatorial election.

The allegations is coming days after MC Oluomo, the chairman of Lagos parks and garages and a renowned thug for the political party, All Progressive Congress (APC) threatened to assault Igbos and other individuals who will not be voting for the incumbent governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who is looking to retain his position in the gubernatorial election.

In the viral video, MC Oluomo was seen addressing supporters of APC at a meeting.

Charging those who were in attendance, Oluomo cautioned those whose plan is to vote for another candidate aside from those representing APC.

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 Oluomo said in pidgin English as seen in a viral video shared on Twitter.

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Watch the video below.

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Although MC Oluomo has since come out to downplay his statement in a another follow-up video, political thugs have continued to attack voters in Lagos state.

According to complainants, especially from Igbos, and those opposing the ruling party, APC, they have reportedly been halted by political thugs from going to various polling units to cast their votes in the state.

Watch videos and read comments from netizens pertaining to the attack below.















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