LP to APC: Endless subterfuge must stop


By Tom Okpe

The Labour Party, (LP) has called on the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) to deviate from what it described as ‘endless subterfuge’ for sake of honest transition and democracy in the country.

Spokesman of the Obi-Datti Media, Diran Onifade said in Abuja on Sunday that the APC is only gradually moving Nigeria to a religious tension, if not checked.

Recall that Presidential candidate of the LP Peter Obi and the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Atiku Abubakar and others, approached the Presidential Election Tribunal, in disagreement with the victory of Bola Ahmed Tinubu as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC).

Onifade in his chat with journalists on Sunday said: “It appears the APC’s desperation to grab and retain power by foul means has refused to go away more than a month after they have grabbed the election as they planned.

“While we are toeing the constitutional path to retrieve our mandate, those who have truncated wishes of majority of Nigerians, have recoursed to mischief and endless subterfuge to continue holding on to what they know does not belong to them.

“From the show of shame in Portharcourt to the drama in the Ibom Air aircraft, both of which they contrived, they have now moved to the circulation of a deep fake audio file, aimed at promoting religious tension in the country.

“All these are meant to serve no other purpose than egregious mischief, aimed at demarketing Peter Obi. If the goal is to create a credibility problem, the ploy has failed woefully.”

He also said Peter Obi has long been on record as the only presidential candidate who has urged Nigerian electorate not to vote for him on the basis of religion or tribe.

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“We will therefore, like to advice our beloved Nigerian people to remain focused on the task to take back the mandate we know was freely given to Peter Obi and Datti Baba-Ahmed through legitimate means.

“That is more important than to expect those who ran election on forged credentials and even fake Bishops to stop faking.

“They cannot stop being fraudulent because that is who they are,” he added.

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