We Are In Democracy Not Dictatorship – LP’s Rhodes-Vivour Calls For Oluomo’s Arrest

We Are In Democracy Not Dictatorship – LP’s Rhodes-Vivour Calls For Oluomo’s Arrest

The wife of the Labour Party’s governoship candidate in Lagos State, Ify Aniebo Rhodes-Vivour, has condemned the recent statement made by Musiliu Akinsanya popularly known as MC Oluomo, the leader of the Lagos State Parks Management Committee, concerning the Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Lagos.

Oluomo was caught in trending video telling Lagos State residents that those who had no intention of casting their votes for the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state should remain in their homes during the election on Saturday.

The comment by the staunch supporter of the ruling APC government in the state under the leadership of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has created backlash across the country.

Reacting in post on her Twitter account, Rhodes-Vivour called on the Lagos State Police command to have Oluomo arrested for the comment, adding that Nigeria was not under dictatorship, but a democracy.

She similarly asked Governor Sanwo-Olu to caution his supporters.

According to her: “This man can confidently threaten voters because he is state backed. This isn’t the first video of him threatening voters but somehow, he still has not been arrested.

“@jidesanwoolu call your thugs to order. This is a democracy not a dictatorship. @BenHundeyin do your job!,” Rhodes-Vivour tweeted.

There has been growing tension in the most industrialized city in Nigeria since Labour Party won the presidential election in the state.

Though LP says it gathered more than 900,000 votes at the presidential election, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, put the figures at 582,454 votes for LP, while Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the APC polled 572,606 votes.

Governor Sanwo-Olu who is the gubernatorial candidate of the APC in the state was spotted in an unusual campaign outing recently, including greeting congregants at the entrance of a Church in the state.