The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, in the February 25th, 2023 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has accused the President-elect, Senator Bola Tinubu of launching an assault on Igbo people and non-Yoruba residents in Lagos State.
Atiku disclosed this in a statement by his spokesman, Frank Shaibu.
He stated that the event in Lagos State during the governorship election has proven that Tinubu would rule Nigeria like Germany’s dictator, Adolf Hitler.
The former Vice President further accused Tinubu of using his thugs against electorates during elections in Lagos.
A statement by Shaibu said Tinubu’s dictatorship would make Nigeria wish for a return to the era of the late Military Head of State, Sani Abacha.
The statement read partly: “It was the tactic employed by Adolph Hitler in the 1930s. At that time, they engaged in profiling and used the Jews as their punching bag. Today, Tinubu has launched an assault on the Igbo and all non-Yoruba speakers in Lagos.
“With what happened in Lagos, Tinubu has elevated dictatorship, scientific racism, and Yoruba tribal supremacy and wants to take it to the federal level.
“Tinubu has ruled Lagos for 23 years. Under his watch, the APC wins all local government elections. When it is time for governorship and State Assembly elections, he unleashes his thugs who also target non-Yoruba ethnic groups as you saw in Lagos on Saturday.
“It is what Tinubu plans to bring to the Nigeria Nazi-style of leadership that will make Nigeria like the past military dictatorship of Sani Abacha with nostalgia to Saturday’s governorship election, Before attacked Lagos State.
Recall that markets majorly populated by Igbos were attacked and burnt down before the governorship election.
During the election, some thugs believed to be loyal to the All Progressives Congress, APC, warned Igbos against coming out to vote.
The attacks followed the victory of the Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi in Lagos State.