Mixed reactions have trailed the tweets made by Nigerian stand-up comedian, Oluwaseyitan Lawrence, aka Seyi Law, concerning those protesting the ‘Yoruba for Yoruba Jobs’ agenda in South West.
Seyi Law, who shared a photo of a man posing with a poster that reads ‘Yoruba Jobs for Yoruba People’, described the trend as “absolute insane”, adding that he didn’t support Asiwaju (Tinubu) to see all these things.
Recall a group had earlier urged companies, government agencies, and businesses to hire Yoruba people at a rate of 90% after Tonia Somaga, a graduate from Anambra and Labour Party (LP) supporter was seen in a now-viral photo driving one of the Lagos blue rails.
The pro ‘Yoruba for Yoruba Jobs’ group had called on the Lagos State Government to sack the lady for allegedly campaigning for Peter Obi — a development Seyi Law described as “rubbish”.
He wrote, “This is absolute madness. I didn’t support ASIWAJU to see all these things.
“Are you saying even companies owned by non- yoruba should do the same or just those owned by Yorubas? Either way, this is wrong, so let’s stop promoting rubbish in the name of anger.
“The train girl was an opportunity for us to preach peace and show we are different. I am not belittling your anger, but we must learn to compromise for the collective peace we crave. You can respect your tribe without denigrating another. Abeg na, let’s sheath our swords.
“These attitudes give bad names to good ideas. We must do what is right to say we deserve more. Please, I believe we can do better. Things are tending in the direction I don’t appreciate. This doesn’t in any way dim my support for the good, I believe ASIWAJU will bring. Thanks.”
Nigerians on Twitter have been dragging the comedian following his reaction to the protest.
A tweep, BUCOS said: “Seyi, this is what some of us see in Tinubu’s govt that made us reject him. This will be a child’s play if he is eventually sworn in.”
Seyi Law who disagreed with the comment replied: “There hasn’t been any govt at state level that is as inclusive as Tinubu’s govt. Stop lying abeg.”
@Hi_am_made who found Seyi Law’s reaction to BUCOS’ remark, called him a fool.
“LMAO… This Seyi na fool 😒”
@_Marj_1 on his part tweeted: “As if Tinubu contested in state level… trying to be clever…
Tinubu’s candidacy has fanned the embers of division more visibly than all other candidates in this set of aspirants.”
Another tweep, Tracy called out those attacking Seyi Law, says other tribes are ingrate.
“Look at the way they’re attacking Seyi even when he’s here to support them. This pple are ingrate and the thing is they don’t offer yorubas job in their states.
“Politicians didn’t, the easterners started this and let no one try and blame the politicians eventhough they’re all not plain with him they’ve been running us down. The easterners are desperate for power without considering others, they want wat they want & others can go to hell.”
Don Ray who was unhappy with how words were being traded over ethnicity said: “Just imagine how you people have allowed politicians to create hate between Yoruba and the Easterners that has been in peace for years”