Friday, July 15, 2022

Obi berates Tinubu’s ‘Labour Party Obidients'll labour till death’ statement - ITREALMS

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The third force champion and presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi, has berated a statement credited to the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, that LP ‘obidients’ and others will labour till death.
presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi
Reacting Thursday to the statement in Osogbo, Obi enjoined Nigerians to remain committed to voting for the Labour Party in the forthcoming governorship election in Oyo LP.

The LP presidential candidate, who spoke at WOCDIF Centre in Osogbo during the grand finale campaign rally of the governorship candidate of the LP for Saturday’s election in the state, Lasun Yussuff, said that things had gone wrong in Osun State since APC was voted into power and stressed that Yussuff would restore the lost glory of the state and develop it.
Obi said: “To think that those other parties, which have kept Nigeria in darkness for 22 years, are better. You are the ones suffering all those things they are showing you. It is your mandate they have stolen. It is your food they have stolen and we want to recover your future.”

Also speaking Yussuff, who described Tinubu’s life and record as anonymous, lampooned him for saying the party would labour till death, stressing that the ruling APC had not done anything in Osun State to warrant re-election.

He said: “We are the ones living here and we established companies here. I will tell you they are not humans. They came four years ago and said they are giving us a financial engineer. It’s over three and a half years, yet the financial engineer did not engineer anything.

“As if that is not enough, they said we can go and labour and die. Does a virtuous Yoruba person say such? Their life is anonymous. They just want us to see that they have money.”

In the same vein, the National Chairman of LP, Julius Abure, said Tinubu’s comment lacked compassion for the suffering masses.

He implored Osun people to vote for Yussuff to restore dignity, hard-work and put an end to corruption.

Yemi Lere/Editor with additional report from The Guardian

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