Ahead of the commencement of the 2023 campaigns, a video showing Lagos tricycle drivers being forced to pay for a sticker of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, and other candidates are presently trending on social media.
A tweep shared the video on Tuesday and said that the incident happened in the Ajah area of Lagos.
In the video which was obtained by Africa Daily News, New York, the drivers objected to having the sticker on their tricycle and paying for it.
One of the drivers insisted that rather than having the sticker placed on his tricycle, he would choose not to work.
In his words: ‘I no dey pay, if na because of am, I go park this keke. I no dey pay one naira. Take your sticker, no put am.’
However, despite all arguments, a worker from the park placed the sticker on the left back side of the tricycle.
Meanwhile, the chairman, Lagos State Park and Garages Management Committee, Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo, has denied knowledge of the sale of stickers bearing the image of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, to tricycle (aka Keke) drivers.
Reacting to the video, MC Oluomo said in a video posted to Instagram on Tuesday night that he was not involved in it
‘My attention has yet again been drawn to a video clip circulating online showing an altercation between two people as regards a sticker,’ MC Oluomo said.
‘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 knowing that it’s the handiwork of naysayers. Being in an election session, I also know their malicious intentions 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.
Nigerians have continued to react to the video on social media.