Electoral violence: We do not have police in Nigeria – Falz, Mr P express disgust
Nigerian singer and actor, Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana and his colleague, Peter ”Mr P” Okoye have called out the Nigerian Police for failing to protect the people during the 2023 general elections.
Their emphasis was on the attack on voters in Lagos state by thugs loyal to the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state.
The 2023 Lagos State gubernatorial election was marred by a high level of violence and intimidation, many of which were carried out right in front of the security personnel.
Trending footages captured police officers watching the chaos or actively aiding in the disenfranchisement of many voters.
In reaction to the chaos, Falz tweeted: “I am so livid. This level of fuckery is unbelievable!
“A couple of Arise TV journalists were very badly beaten up at my polling unit. OF COURSE, in the presence of Police officers!”
“On the basis of which logic do you conclude that it’s okay to use force to get people to ‘vote’ for you ? All you supporters and enablers of this fxxkery are even more despicable. You know better, but you are EVIL at heart. You are VILE!”
Also, Peter Okoye said; “We do not have police in Nigeria! All we have is thugs with uniforms! SHAME ON THEM!
It may be recalled that the police had described the threat issued to non indigenes of Lagos by the State’s Parks Management Committee Chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo as a mere joke.
Oluomo had in a trending video, threatened Igbos residing in Lagos State to either come out and vote for the All Progressives Congress, APC in the ongoing governorship elections or remain indoors.