Peter Obi and Lasun Yusuf fired back at Tinubu over labourer remark
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has reacted to the disparaging remark made by presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, which is targeted at the party.
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”.
Obi, who was in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, on Wednesday to support the governorship candidate of the party for the Osun poll, Lasun Yusuff, while addressing LP members, advised them not to react angrily to the derogatory remark.
He implored the party faithfuls to return such comments 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 not in tandem 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.