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I owe no one apology for ethnic slur against Igbos, they are threats to Yorubas — Bayo Onanuga

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Bayo Onanuga, the spokesperson for Bola Tinubu Presidential Campaign Council, has doubled down on his ethnic slur against Igbos in Lagos, insisting the Igbos are “existential threats” to Yorubas.

Mr Bayo who has been in the eye of the storm over his controversial and divisive ethnocentric statement, in another tweet said “let me make myself abundantly clear: the views I express on Twitter are my personal views.

“I don’t owe anyone any apology for addressing the existential threats of our people. I am after all, first of all a Yoruba, before being a Nigerian,” he added.

Recall that Mr Onanuga in a tweet pushed outright exclusion of Nigerians of Igbo extraction from Lagos political power, marking an escalation of ethnic controversies that enveloped the governorship and State House of Assembly elections.

“Let 2023 be the last time of Igbo interference in Lagos politics,” Mr Onanuga said, tweeting a photo of Peter Obi, an Igbo from Anambra State who backed Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, a Yoruba from Lagos, in the Saturday’s election. “Let there be no repeat in 2027.”

Meanwhile, Mr Onanuga’s toxic position on the recent political developments in Lagos appears contrary to Mr Tinubu who has sued for national coherence following his victory last month.

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