Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP), on Friday described “the prison silence” of the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over the power intimidation and attacks on Igbo other people in Lagos as anxious.
Atiku, who levelled the veiled attack in opposition to Tinubu in a commentary despatched to POLITICS NIGERIA, moreover circuitously berated Musiliu Akinsanya, the Lagos Squawk Parks Administration Committee Chairman, popularly in most cases known as MC Oluomo, for threatening Igbos in the bid ahead of Saturday’s governorship election.
The mature vice-president mentioned: “It may per chance probably per chance presumably be well-known for political leaders across the nation, in particular Lagos Squawk, to desist from actions that promote election violence, such that may per chance per chance compromise peace, solidarity and democracy in our nation.
“I am eager about how lackeys of political leaders in Lagos Squawk hang unabatedly made ethnic slurs aimed at intimidating voters in the bid in tomorrow’s election.
“I hang watched with profound disdain a obvious video in circulation where some persons known to be associates of the leaders of the ruling obtain together in Lagos Squawk are issuing threats in opposition to varied ethnic teams in the originate-as much as the Governorship and Squawk Dwelling of Assembly election in the bid tomorrow.
“I condemn this uncivilised behaviour and moreover condemn the prison silence of the protection companies and the political leadership in Lagos Squawk and Abuja (the All Progressives Congress, APC) on this construction.
“Every democracy is as virile as the tradition of the electoral system that governs it. The democracy that we fought for and characteristic in Nigeria prospers on the precept of free and equal participation.
“Beyond that, I safe it morally atrocious and terrifying for political actors to execute sizable-day incitements in opposition to a particular ethnic bloc in an strive to intimidate them from voting for his or her desire candidate.
“It’s some distance never adequate to chat about the promise of a free and beautiful election. The actions that we elevate sooner than Election Day will have to hang the integrity of a badge of honour.
“It’s some distance, subsequently on this display hide, that I particularly call on security companies in the nation to execute obvious that that politicians and their protégés post to the foundations of democratic beautiful-play across the nation, in particular in Lagos Squawk, for the sake of decency and the promotion of peace and solidarity.”