”Tinubu is a coward” – Lagosians react as thugs stormed a polling unit in Okota & burnt ballot papers
Some ballot boxes at Polling Unit 18 located at junction of Ohafia/Ago Palace Way, Okota in Oshodi/Isolo LGA of Lagos State have been set on fire.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent who witnessed the incident reports that the Polling Unit 23 located on Baba-Ewe Street/Ago Palace Way was also affected by the fire
INEC ad-hoc staff at the polling units as well as voters who came out to cast their votes ran away from the polling centres for safety.
A team of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Lagos State Police Command wrrr at the scene to apprehend suspects.
As at the time of this report, the INEC ad-hoc staff and voters had yet to return to the units.
Also, at Polling Units, 035 and 036 located at Adeneken St./Alhaji Olusesi Street Junction and Adeneken Street/ Olusesi, Ago Palace Way, respectively, a group of young men in tricycle and motorcycle disrupted the exercise by attempting to force voters to vote for a particular candidate.
A team of SARS intervened, shooting in the air. The team arrested some of the suspects.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Zubairu Muazu, confirmed the crisis at Okota, saying that he had ordered the area commander to be on top of the situation.
The pictures have since stirred reactions from Lagosians online, even as the country awaits results of 2019 presidential elections.
Here are some comments gathered from Twitter:
If not tinubu , who is it
He is easily the most powerful and influential Yoruba leader in the southwest
— Iyana Paja Skip Bayless (@bolu_ay) February 23, 2019
Tinubu is probably going to suck Lagos until there’s nothing left
— Nkemjika❁ (@CAN_Divine) February 23, 2019
Tinubu is a coward.
The fear of defeat.
Don’t call him a leader.
Worse than a scoundrel. https://t.co/VxPvGVPXg5
— Sir.Ariyo-Dare Atoye (@AriyoAristotle) February 23, 2019
Please what are you saying?
Tinubu specifically made threats against the Igbos.
Oba Akiolu did same back in 2015.
Yes, it is not all Yoruba’s that share the sentiments of those two men, but fundamentally, their threats & attacks are based on ethnicity.
— afrispheric (@afrispheric) February 23, 2019
Tinubu needs to go.
— izzie (@ismvael) February 23, 2019
BOLA AHMED TINUBU/APC’S THUGS are attacking IGBOS/those who’re NOT voting for APC, in areas with mostly Igbos
And there are some IGBO POLITICIANS/ENTREPRENEURS who support BOLA AHMED TINUBU
The war is unleashed by the POLITICAL ELITE who want to hold on to their power/privilege
— Juliet ‘Kego #SistersRock (@julietkego) February 23, 2019