The chief spokesperson of the Labour Party (LP), Dr. Yunusa Tanko has condemned President-elect Bola Tinubu’s silence on the ongoing ethnic profiling of Igbos in Lagos State.
He stated that Tinubu’s silence was hazardous to Nigeria’s survival.
Tanko stated in a statement that Tinubu should have spoken out against the threats and intimidation directed at Igbo and Nigerians from the South/South region of Lagos, as well as any other tribe.
He stated that Nigerians expected Tinubu, as a former governor of the state, to speak out against the threats and intimidation directed at Igbo and Nigerians from the South/South region of Lagos, as well as any other tribe.
He wondered if Tinubu’s silence was due to his defeat in the presidential election in the state.
“We are concerned about what could happen to Nigeria, especially the grave danger of ethnic war against other tribes if he is elected President,” Tanko said.
“We must be reminded that when Hitler started with Communists, everyone kept quiet, he descended on Catholics, everyone kept quiet and he descended on Jews, everyone kept quiet because he is not Jewish, until Hitler descended on all.
“The story about the Rwandan example is too gory to contemplate. But, the way things are going in Lagos State, where Tinubu is also said to be a settler, shows that Rwanda can happen in Nigeria.
“This also serves a warning to all concerned citizens brothers nation wide that Nigeria is one and no any tribe should be a targets, for political gain.”
“If I am Tinubu, I will call my supporters to order and reduce acrimony. For God’s sake, where is the unity in victory, albeit contested?
Why is Lagos election do or die for a president-elect? This a bad omen. Perhaps, Tinubu is angry that majority of voters in Lagos did not vote for him.”
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