Some celebrities and Nigerians online have in different ways reacted to the viral news that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has no option but to engage Lagos State Parks Management Committee headed by Musiliu (MC Oluomo) Akinsanya, a Lagos APC chieftain, to distribute election materials.
It was gathered that Olusegun Agbaje, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Lagos State, said this during the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) meeting at the INEC office on Tuesday, in Lagos.
“There is a ban on the NURTW and RTEAN, we are only left with the Park Management system and NARTO (National Association of Road Transport Owners) and we are already working with NARTO.
“NARTO is not even able to meet up with 40 per cent of our vehicle requirements for this election. The commission in Lagos State does not have any option than to use the park management system,” Mr Agbaje explained.
The INEC official was responding to questions on controversies around the engagement of the MC Oluomo-led committee.
Mr Agbaje said the commission was not concerned about Mr Akinsanya, a loyalist of APC presidential candidate Bola Tinubu.
“We are not dealing with Oluomo, we are dealing with the park managers. Individual people that have vehicles are those we are going to use.
“So, it will be against the law if INEC has to continue to work with NURTW or any other group that is proscribed in the state,” the INEC boss said.
Reacting to this, some Nigerians on social media are wondering if it’s a joke or truly a real news.
bitcoin_chief wrote: “If you can run with your family no Hope.”
iamharrysong wrote: ” Is this true? That inec is engaging Mc oku to distribute electoral materials?”
Kenneth Okolie wrote: What sort of rubbish is this?
SholaTheValuer wrote: You want to engage MC Olumo’s committee to distribute election materials? That’s like giving Tinubu the presidency on a platter of Gold. That’s the dumbest idea that I have heard in my life.
Teeblaze wrote: Hahahah! This has to be a joke right?