Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2023, has accused President-elect Bola Tinubu of initiating an attack on Igbos and non-Yorubas in Lagos State.
Atiku claimed that the events in Lagos State during the governorship election showed that Tinubu will control Nigeria in the manner of Germany’s tyrant, Adolf Hitler.
He accused Tinubu of unleashing his thugs on Lagos voters during elections.
This was revealed by the former Vice President’s spokesman, Frank Shaibu, in a statement.
According to Shaibu, Tinubu’s tyranny will make Nigeria yearn for 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 center: a Nazi-style of leadership that will make Nigerians view the past military dictatorship of Sani Abacha with nostalgia.”
Prior to Saturday’s governorship election, Igbos were attacked in Lagos State.
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.