Onanuga Claims That He Doesn’t Owe Anybody An Apology For The Statement He Made About Igbos In Lagos

As Nigerians continue to share their diverse opinions on the controversies trailing the just-concluded gubernatorial and state house of assembly elections that took place in various parts of the country, the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council (APC PCC) Director of Media and Publicity, Bayo Onanuga has claimed that he doesn’t owe anyone an apology for the statement he made about the Igbos in Lagos.

However, it could be recalled that Bayo Onanuga had earlier warned the Igbo people in Lagos to mind their business and not interfere in the state’s politics.

He stated that the Igbos should never repeat their political activities in Lagos State in 2027 as happened this year – 2023.

He added that Lagos is like other states: Imo, Anambra and not the Federal Capital Territory. Therefore, it is a Yoruba land and should never be referred to as a ‘no-man’s land’

Quoting the exact statement released by Bayo Onanuga, he said, “Let 2023 be the last time of Igbo interference in Lagos politics. Let there be no repeat in 2027.

Lagos is like Anambra, Imo, any Nigerian state. It is not No Man’s Land, not the Federal Capital Territory. It is Yoruba land. Mind your business.”

Despite the reports of violence, including loss of lives, election disruptions, voter suppression and intimidation by political thugs and hoodlums on Saturday night, Bayo Onanuga tweeted that the ‘owners of Lagos’ made a clear statement that Lagos is not ‘no man’s land’.

In sequel to the tweet on Sunday, the 19th of March, Onanuga stated that he doesn’t owe anyone an apology for the tweets he made earlier. This is because he is asserting that the Igbos are an existential threat to the Yorubas in Lagos.

In another tweet, Bayo Onanuga said, “Let me be abundantly clear: the views I express on Twitter are my personal views.” I don’t owe anyone any apology for addressing existential threats to our people. I am, after all, first of all, a Yoruba before being a Nigerian.”

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