The Nigeria Police Force has said the alleged threat in a viral video by MC Oluomo, the Lagos State Parks Management Committee Chairman against Igbos in the state ahead of the governorship election was a joke and must not be taken seriously.
According to the Force spokesman, Adejobi Olumuyiwa, the threat was simply a joke.
A video had surfaced online of MC Oluomo threatening Igbos in Lagos State to stay at home if they won’t vote for the APC and Sanwo-Olu.
MC Oluomo said Igbos who would not vote for the All Progressives Congress, APC, should sit at home.
Reacting, the Force Public Relations Officer said nobody has the right to stop Lagos residents from coming out to vote.
Featuring on Channels Television, Olumuyiwa assured that the Lagos State Police Command has commenced an investigation into MC Oluomo’s inciting comments.
He said: “I saw a video of MC Oluomo with one mama Chidinma – an Igbo woman debunking that threat, that it’s not true, it’s just a joke he was making with a particular woman. So, let us take it as a joke, like he said.
“But, nobody has the right and audacity to tell Nigerians not to come out and vote; it’s not allowed and not proper. MC Oluomo has come out to debunk it, so let’s leave it that it’s not true.
“The Commissioner of Police in Lagos had debunked it, and MC Oluomo himself has done the same, so Lagosians should go out and vote for the candidate of their choice.”