A well-liked meals blogger, Yemisi Odusanya, often called SisiYemmie, has recounted that she was prevented from voting within the ongoing governorship and state meeting elections in Lagos State as a result of she seems to be like “Igbo folks”.
Odusanya, in a sequence of tweets narrated how she and her husband had been turned again by political thugs after they arrived at their polling models to train their voting rights.
In keeping with her, so many different individuals are being denied entry to voting, both as a result of they seem like the Igbos or as a result of they might vote in opposition to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) within the state.
Within the video shared by the meals blogger, a voice could possibly be heard within the background saying “You are Igbo”, including “even in case you had been born in Lagos, you’re not an indigene of Lagos”
Sharing a video on Twitter, she wrote “My husband and I weren’t allowed to vote. They stated we seem like Igbo folks. I can’t imagine this. Roman Catholic Church Awoyaya
“And sure, they requested if I used to be going to vote APC, I stated permit me to enter first. Then they locked the gate. So a lot of them.”
The guber election in Lagos has to date been marred by studies of voter suppression and violence.
Igbos in Lagos are believed to be the reason for APC’s defeat within the presidential election that was held within the state, the place the Labour Social gathering presidential candidate, Peter Obi, beat a former governor of the state and president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Earlier, the Lagos State Parks Administration Committee Chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo, had earlier warned that anybody who doesn’t intend to vote for the APC within the election ought to stay indoors.
However the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, dismissed MC Oluomo’s risk as mere jokes.