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MC Oluomo levies N500 bumper sticker fee on Lagos transporters to support Tinubu campaign

Mr Tinubu’s gross abuse of political privilege has continued to unleash economic violence on residents of Nigeria’s commercial capital.

• September 20, 2022
Bola Tinubu and MC Oluomo
Bola Tinubu and MC Oluomo

Commercial transport workers in Lagos are now being mandated to pay N500 for campaign stickers in donation to the Bola Tinubu’s presidential campaign in a new phase of political recklessness being witnessed ahead of the 2023 general election. 

A video recording of the new development which exposed an officer of the Lagos State Park Management Committee, led by Musiliu Akinsanya popularly known as MC Oluomo, forcibly pasting the campaign stickers on a resisting motorist has now gone viral. 

In the video, the park management officer was seen harassing a motorist who refused to purchase the sticker. “You will have to meet the chairman (MC Oluomo) for questions,” the officer said while struggling with the motorist. 

The video was posted by Human Rights campaigner Rinu Oduala, who says that Mr Tinubu’s self-acclaimed political structure is based on “criminality, tyranny and fraud.” 

“If they ask you about structure, this is the structure of criminality, tyranny and fraud they have in order to win elections,” Ms Oduala tweeted. 

This is the latest in Mr Tinubu’s gross abuse of political privilege which has continued to unleash economic violence on residents of Nigeria’s commercial capital. 

Earlier in January, Peoples Gazette reported how Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu increased the monthly payment of Mr Tinubu’s tax collection company, Alpha Beta, from N800 million to a whooping N2.5 billion, in order to fund Mr Tinubu’s presidential bid. 

The former Lagos governor has also been severally accused of using his office during his time as governor to create multiple means of systemic extortion through handing over critical revenue collection sectors of the state to consultancy companies in which he has interest.

Informal revenue collection in Lagos still continues to be coordinated by Mr Tinubu’s relatives or staunch loyalists. Market fees are coordinated by his daughter, Folashade Tinubu-Ojo and transport tolls by MC Oluomo, a die-hard loyalist.

Calls and messages sent to the Tinubu Campaign Organisation spokesperson, Dele Alake, seeking his comment on the matter, were unreturned as of the time of filing this report.

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