The tribal politics came more intense following the debate about the tribe of the Lagos LP governorship candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour.
Festus Keyamo, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment has condemned tribal politics that played out during the just concluded election in Lagos state.
Lagos Labour Party governorship candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour was mocked for having an Igbo mother and a Yoruba father.
Members of the All Progressives Congress accused him of trying to take over Lagos state as they claimed he isn't Yoruba enough.
Many Igbos were also prevented by Yorubas from voting at different places in Lagos where LP had its stronghold. Some were attacked, while others were threatened not to go near polling units.
While some Igbos claimed that the state belongs to no one, some APC elites are not beating their chests after the party was declared winner of the election.
Reacting via his Twitter handle on Sunday, Keyamo said he is totally against tribal politics, stressing that he is a product of different regions of Nigeria.
The minister said he has never in his life written or promoted one tribe over another, even in campaigns. He added that nobody should ever rile a whole tribe in the name of politics.
He wrote: “I TOTALLY deplore tribal politics. I am a product of different regions of Nigeria. I’ve NEVER in my life written or promoted one tribe over another, even in campaigns. No one should ever rile a whole tribe & this applies to all sides – North/South/East/West in Nigeria’s politics.”