The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, Wednesday, reacted to the comment by the All Progressive Congress presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Peter Obi, who stormed Osun State to campaign for the LP governorship candidate, Lasun Yusuff reacted to a comment Tinubu reportedly made about their party which that they considered derogatory.
Tinubu at the grand rally for the reelection of APC candidate, Adegboyega Oyetola on Tuesday, had said “they said some are in Labour, they will remain labourers till death”.
Speaking in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, at the party’s governorship rally, Obi, while addressing LP members, advised them that such a comment should be returned with love.
He said, “I listened to our chairman when he said that somebody said that ‘they can labour till death.’ When they show you hatred, Labour Party will show them love. There is dignity in labour.”
He also called on the people of Osun to support the party’s candidate in the governorship poll to give the state better leadership.
Addressing the rally, Yusuff said the comment about the Labour Party by the APC leader was inconsistent with the attributes of a virtuous Yoruba man.
He, however, promised to surprise those saying he would not get votes in Saturday’s election and urged LP members to work hard for victory at the poll.
“He came back yesterday and said we should go and labour till death. That is not an attribute of a virtuous Yoruba person. I described them as people with anonymous background, we don’t know them, their life is anonymous,” Yusuff stated.
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