Tinubu’s campaign spokesman cautions Igbo against ‘interfering’ in Lagos politics
Tinubu’s campaign spokesman, Bayo Onanuga, has cautioned Igbo’s in Lagos against meddling in politics in Lagos State.
Bayo Onanuga, a spokesperson for the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, and the director of media and publicity of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, issued the warning in a tweet via his official Twitter account, @aonanuga1956.
He wrote, “Let 2023 be the last time of Igbo interference in Lagos politics. Let there be no repeat in 2027. Lagos is like Anambra, Imo, any Nigerian state. It is not No Man’s Land, not Federal Capital Territory. It is Yoruba land. Mind your business.”
Meanwhile, there have been reports that the days before the conduct of the governorship election in Lagos were marred with ethnic tensions.
And a former governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba, earlier urged citizens of “Igbo extract” in Lagos against making the election a tribal issue.
The tribal trend had heated up on social media with ethnic slurs at residents.
The incumbent governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and the governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Lagos, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, have also been dragged into the web of ethnic sentiments.
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Nevertheless, the incumbent Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, candidate of All Progressives Congress, (APC) is in early lead, as Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, continues with collation.
So far, Sanwo-Olu has 593,614 votes while the Labour Party, LP, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour got 201,353 votes, and Olajide Adediran, Jandor, of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, got 53,827 votes.
Specifically, Governor Sanwo-Olu won Somolu LGA, polling 36,783 votes to defeat LP’s Gbadebo, who scored 15,096, while Jandor of PDP got 3,130 votes.
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