The Lagos State Parks Management Committee Chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya, who is popularly known as MC Oluomo, has caused quite a stir on social media with a controversial statement he made during the recently conducted governorship and state assembly elections. In a post on his Instagram account, he referred to certain people as “Obidiots” and asked them if they had realized that Lagos belongs to the Yoruba people.
Akinsanya, a staunch member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), also stated that those he referred to as “Obidiots” should be bearing the consequences of the term ‘Lagos is no man’s land’. The post has been met with a lot of criticism, with many people condemning MC Oluomo for promoting ethnic tensions and using derogatory terms to describe people from other ethnic groups.
It is worth noting that this is not the first time that MC Oluomo has been in the news for making controversial statements. Earlier, a video of him threatening Igbo people had been circulating on social media, a claim which he denied later on. He had also previously stated that those who did not intend to vote for the APC should not come out to vote on the election day.
The statement made by MC Oluomo has generated mixed reactions, with some people calling on the Lagos State Government to take action against him. However, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Idowu Owohunwa, has announced that an investigation has been launched into the initial video.
It is clear that the statement made by MC Oluomo has sparked a lot of controversy and has once again brought to light the issue of ethnic tensions in the country. It is important for people to realize that Nigeria is a multi-ethnic and multi-religious country, and it is crucial to promote unity and tolerance among its citizens. Such derogatory and divisive statements only serve to further polarize an already divided society. It is important for all stakeholders to work towards promoting peace, harmony, and understanding among all Nigerians.