Labour Party's Yunusa Tanko Condemns Tinubu’s Silence Over Attacks on Igbos in Lagos

Labour Party's Yunusa Tanko Condemns Tinubu’s Silence Over Attacks on Igbos in Lagos

  • Yunusa Tanko has said the silence of Bola Tinubu amidst the continuous ethnic profiling against Igbos in Lagos state shows he supports it
  • The Labour Party spokesman noted that the president-elect had not condemned the rhetoric despite glaring evidence
  • Tanko decried the desperation of the president-elect to maintain his stronghold on Nigeria’s commercial capital through threats

FCT, Abuja - Spokesman of the Labour Party (LP), Yunusa Tanko, has said the silence of the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, over the continuous ethnic profiling against Igbos in Lagos state indicates he supports it.

Tanko, in a statement seen by on Thursday, March 16, said Nigerians expected Tinubu, a leader and former governor of the state, to speak out against the threats and intimidation being targeted at Igbos.

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Yinusa Tanko said Tinubu’s silence over the attacks supports the offenders. Photo credit: @OfficialABAT
Source: Twitter

Part of the statement read:

“We are worried over what could become of Nigeria, an especially grave danger to ethnic war against other tribes if he presides over Nigeria as its president.

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“If I were Tinubu, I would call my supporters to order and reduce acrimony. Where is the unity in victory, albeit contested for God’s sake? Why is Lagos election do or die for a president-elect? This a bad omen. Perhaps, Tinubu is angry that the majority of voters in Lagos did not vote for him.”

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Meanwhile, a group, Concerned Christians of Nigeria in Kaduna state, has asked Tinubu to reserve the positions of Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chief of Staff to the president for Christians when forming his cabinet.

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According to the group, since the president-elect and vice president-elect are Muslims, the positions should go to Christians for fairness, equity, and justice.

The Punch reports that the leader of the group, John Audu-Kwaturu, tasked Tinubu with making inclusive and equitable appointments.

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MC Oluomo, the Lagos State Parks Management Committee chairman, issued the threat in a viral video.

The threat by MC Oluomo sparked outrage among Nigerians on social media.

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On its part, the Rebuild Nigeria Movement worldwide has warned supporters of politicians against threatening Nigerians due to their political preferences to desist from such.

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He called on the political class and their supporters against using primordial and religious sentiments for their campaigns.


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