Commercial drivers in Lagos must now donate N500 to Bola Tinubu’s presidential campaign in order to purchase campaign stickers.
The action now exposes a new stage of political irresponsibility on the part of the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, which is being seen in advance of the 2023 general election.
An officer of the Lagos State Park Management Committee, under the direction of Musiliu Akinsanya, alias MC Oluomo, was shown in a video of the recent development forcingfully adhering campaign stickers on a motorist who was refusing.
The park management officer was seen intimidating a driver in the now-viral video for not purchasing the sticker. The officer struggled with the driver and stated, “You will have to meet the chairman (MC Oluomo) for inquiries.
“Agbado boys spotted forcing transport workers to pay #500 for Tinubu’s stickers in Lagos,” said the description of the film, which was released by human rights activist Rinu Oduala.
According to Rinu, Mr. Tinubu’s self-described political system is built on “crime, oppression, and fraud.”
If they ask you about structure, this is the framework of criminality, oppression, and fraud they have to win elections, the tweet’s author wrote.
It appears that this has been going on for quite some time.
You are already being oppressed, but they are still compelled to take your money in order to come and oppress you even more. Do you want this Nigeria?
They intend to seize their “structures” in this manner. Please pray for us, Oduala tweeted.
This is the most recent example of Mr. Tinubu’s egregious abuse of political power, which has further wreaked havoc on the local economy of Nigeria’s commercial metropolis.
In a previous article from January, Peoples Gazette detailed how Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu upped Mr. Tinubu’s tax collection firm Alpha Beta’s monthly payment from N800 million to a staggering N2.5 billion in order to support Mr. Tinubu’s presidential campaign.
The former governor of Lagos has also been charged with exploiting his position to develop numerous methods of systemic extortion while in office by turning over crucial state revenue collecting sectors to consulting firms in which he has a stake.
The informal tax collection in Lagos is still managed by Mr. Tinubu’s devoted supporters or family members. His daughter Folashade Tinubu-Ojo coordinates market fees, and MC Oluomo, a devoted supporter, handles transport tolls.
Dele Alake, the spokeswoman for the Tinubu Campaign Organization, did not respond calls or texts seeking comment at the time this report was filed.