People Before Profit candidate blasts 'racist' Facebook post mocking his name

John Uwhumiakpor is running as a People Before Profit candidate in the Dublin Fingal constituency.

People Before Profit candidate blasts 'racist' Facebook post mocking his name

A general election candidate has described a social media post mocking his name as racist.

John Uwhumiakpor is running as a People Before Profit candidate in the Dublin Fingal constituency.

A Facebook post showing a photograph of the Nigerian-born candidate's poster has gone viral with the caption: "Another Wifi password looking for votes up in Balbriggan."

"It is my surname - it was a name that my dad used when he was alive," said Mr Uwhumiakpor.

"I don't see any reason why someone's identity should be used to attack them - that is not good."

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