Chairman, Lagos State Park and Garages Management Committee, Musiliu Akinsanya better known as MC Oluomo, has clarified the controversial sales and enforcement of a sticker having the image of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
HausaToday had reported earlier that there was commotion on Tuesday in the Agbado area of Lagos State after transport workers were forced to pay N500 to place Bola Tinubu’s campaign stickers on their Keke.
In a viral video seen by this news platform, one of the union men at the park was seen mounting pressure on a Keke driver to pay N500 as he attempted to forcefully place the stickers on his Keke.
The Keke driver, however, argued and insisted on not paying a dime, charging the supposed union official to take off the sticker from his Keke.
The development has since generated a barrage of reactions as netizens hurled insults at the candidate of the APC whose photo was seen on the sticker.
The stickers, HausaToday understands also bear the image of MC Oluomo, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and APC’s presidential running mate, Kashim Shettima.
Reacting to the outburst, MC Oluomo said in a video posted to Instagram on Tuesday night that he has no hand in the campaign stickers.
He stated categorically that he is not so daft to do such a thing.
MC Oluomo, in a statement read by the union’s secretary, said: “My attention has yet again been drawn to a video clip circulating online showing an altercation between two people as regards a sticker.
“It came to me as a surprise seeing that people were attaching the video to me and were also quick to state that it was a campaign fee to support the election of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
“Naturally, I would have just ignored knowing that it’s the handiwork of naysayers. Being in an election session, I also know their malicious intentions and the cheap political goal they aim to get with the video. I am however compelled for the sake of clarity to set the record straight.
“I did not know anything about the said sticker, and neither did I sanction the sale. I would appreciate additional information as regards the location where the incident happened so that we can conduct a thorough investigation.
“We are against anything that would hamper the free flow of business activities or bring hardship upon our people. May I also inform the public that the APC Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has more than enough people willing to finance his campaign and such money would not come from me or my office.
“I want to urge our people to be vigilant and remember that we are in an election period, as such, political parties would be looking for ways, both ethical and unethical, to outsmart themselves. I however implore them to leave me out of their political permutations and stop maligning my name for the sake of cheap popularity. Thank you.”