The chairman of Lagos State Parks Management Committee, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, has withdrawn his threat to Igbo residents in Lagos.
While addressing supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, at a meeting on Thursday, Mr Oluomo had threatened Igbos who would not vote for the APC to stay off polling stations.
The statement had triggered a nationwide outrage, with many calling for his arrest.
In a video message released on Friday, Mr Oluomo said he was only joking, adding that the video clip was not meant for the public.
He said: “Good after all my brothers and sisters. My name is Alhaji Musilu Ayinde Akinsanya, at the meeting I went to yesterday, I was discussing with my sister, Iya Chukwudi.
“I was referring to her that Iya Chukwudi, if you are not voting for me, sit down at home and the next thing I saw was the video on social media.
“People started to mention my name; please I am always for peace; when you take a look at Lagos State there is peace; why will I say don’t go out to vote, if they don’t come out to vote, how will we get votes for APC to win?
“APC is my party; count me out of the talk going around, the person I was referring to in the video was in the meeting with me, that was why I quickly went to meet her that they said you should not go out and Iya Chukwudi is here with me.”