Former Nigerian minister, Oby Ezekwesili, has accused President-elect, Bola Tinubu and the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, of instigating the attacks suffered by Igbos living in the state during Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections.
She also alleged Yoruba people were mistaken as Igbo and therefore perceived as electorates that are likely to vote against the All Progressives Congress (APC) were equally attacked and disenfranchised by the duo.
Speaking after the election via her Twitter account, she wrote: “Ndi Igbo did NOTHING to @officialABAT nor @jidesanwoolu but you orchestrated a rage against a people who have dwelt peaceably in Lagos ever before you both became politicians.
“Today, you even disenfranchised Yorubas that your supporters said “looked Igbo. You will account. The social media and WhatsApp messages are flooded with voters who were wounded by thugs for “being Igbo” and prevented from voting.
“What is that? What exactly is this brand of politics in Nigeria in 2023? We will have to answer this question to move forward. And we shall.”
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports that the ex-minister of Education went on to condemn the activities of thugs in the just-held election, saying violence and intimidation of the opposition could become a new normal when Tinubu is finally sworn in.
Ezekwesili, who has served Nigeria in different capacities, is also concerned that Nigerians may witness total disregard for the rule of law if Tinubu becomes President.
“The mayhem @officialABAT and his criminal enterprise gang unleashed in Lagos today against innocent citizens is what he wants to assume the Office of President and scale to the rest of Nigeria in the name of ‘controlling the Center? Tufia! The God of Justice forbids,” she added.
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