Tricycle riders revolt over forceful sales of Tinubu’s sticker in parks
• MC Oluomo denies knowledge of stickers, blames enemies
• We are yet to get complaints, say Lagos police
Commercial tricyclists in Lagos, yesterday, revolted against the sale of stickers of the Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in parks.
It was revealed that the stickers, which have been on sale close to a month across parks in Lagos and cost between N500 and N1,000, but yesterday, a video where a tricycle rider in Ajah, Lagos, said he would rather park his vehicle than to pay the money went viral.
But the chairman, Lagos State Parks and Garages Management Committee, Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo, in a video he posted on social media denied knowledge of the sale of the stickers.
MC Oluomo said: “My attention has yet again been drawn to a video clip circulating online. It came to me as a surprise seeing that people were attaching the video to me and were also quick to state that it was a campaign fee to support the election of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
“Naturally, I would have just ignored it knowing that it’s the handiwork of naysayers. Being in an election session, I also know their malicious intention and the cheap political goal they aim to get with the video. I am however compelled for the sake of clarity to set the record straight.
“I did not know anything about the said sticker, nor did I sanction the sale. I would appreciate additional information as regards the location where the incident happened so that we can conduct a thorough investigation.
“We are against anything that would hamper the free flow of business activities or bring hardship to our people. The APC Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has more than enough people willing to finance his campaign and such money would not come from my office or me.
“I want to urge our people to be vigilant and remember that we are in an election period, as such, political parties would be looking for ways, both ethical and unethical, to outsmart themselves.”
But the Lagos State Police Command said it was not aware of the matter. The Command’s spokesperson, Benjamin Huindeyin, told The Guardian that they have not received any complaint regarding the forced sale of stickers.
“No one has complained to us. We are not aware of the matter,” he said.