Adebowale Debo Adedayo, better known as Mr Macaroni, a well-known Nigerian content creator and activist, has advised Nigerian youths not to engage in tribal warfare.
This comes just hours after the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, hosted Macaroni and rapper Folarin Falana, known as Falz, and other key stakeholders in a meeting on Wednesday to address security concerns in the state ahead of the upcoming governorship election.
In a video posted on his Instagram page on Thursday, the comedian urged youths to unite and not cause intertribal strife over power seeking people who will always be friends.
“I know how some of you must feel, I know we are not happy with the way INEC conducted the elections in certain areas. But the president-elect has been declared, and any aggrieved candidate can go to court but don’t let anybody use you. The youths must remain as one.
“Don’t die for any politician, don’t let any one use you as a tool. They are friends, and the youth can have their choice, but politicians will be politicians. Anyone telling you as a Yoruba man to attack your Igbo brother or my Igbo brothers is telling you to attack Hausas, Yorubas or any other tribe somewhere, my brother, please don’t,” he said.
Recall that the comedian had in November 2022, via his Twitter handle, announced his support for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi, ahead of the 2023 presidential election.