Obafemi Hamzat, the deputy governor of Lagos State, has stated that if Musiliu Akinsanya, also known as MC Oluomo, is found guilty of breaking the law during the state’s recently concluded elections and is a fervent supporter of the All Progressives Congress and President-elect Bola Tinubu, he will be held accountable.
Hamzat stated this on Tuesday morning while responding to inquiries about the suspected use of violence and election manipulation during the gubernatorial and state House of Assembly elections.
The deputy governor said he was not advocating for anyone to be arrested, but he did say that the facts should be looked into and that “if in actuality he (MC Oluomo) has breached the law, he must pay for it.”
The deputy governor responded to a video that made the rounds on social media during the governorship elections in the state, where MC Oluomo, who is also the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Works for Lagos State Council, was said to be threatening people of Igbo extraction residing in the state.
Hamzat said, “Well, I am not calling for the arrest of anybody, I am not a police officer, I am not a prosecutor, but people will look at the evidence.
“And in the case of MC Oluomo he has actually come out to say that he was referring to a woman, who also come out to say that she has known MC Oluomo for years and that he was referring to her, so I don’t know the facts. But people should examine the facts and if in truth he has broken the law, he must pay for it.
“But my point which I want to make is that we all diminish this country when we actually exaggerate what happens. We have an election where you have this number of polling units and you have less than 1 per cent that have a problem and we now make it look like that 1 per cent is more important than the 99 per cent.