Ify Aniebo Rhodes-Vivour
Dr Ify Aniebo Rhodes-Vivour, the wife of Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, has condemned a viral video of Musiliu Akinsanya, the Lagos State Parks Management Committee Chairman threatening Lagosians to sit at home on election day if they do not cast votes for the Lagos State APC governorship candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The governorship and state house of assembly elections are just two days away, however there have been reports of violence in various parts of the country. Some candidates of other parties have complained about either threatened or physically attacked for their choice.
In one video, Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo, was filmed warning voters who intend to vote other parties not to do so.
He said: “Iya Chukwudi, if you know you no wan vote for us, siddon for your house o.”
He also told APC supporters that if they notice they are losing in polling units, they know what to do.
Reacting, Ify Aniebo Rhodes-Vivour, whose husband Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour is contesting for the governorship position under the labour party, called on the Lagos State governor to call “his thugs” to order.
She claimed that MC Oluomo can confidentally threaten voters because he is “state backed.”
She shared a video of Oluomo threatening voters and wrote: “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!”