How APC stole our mandate: LP replies Buhari
The All Progressives Congress (APC) did not win the presidential election but ‘stole’ the people’s mandate,” says the Labour Party (LP) in reaction to President Muhammadu Buhari’s comment that opposition parties lost the poll due to overconfidence and bad tactics.
According to Obiora Ifoh, LP’s acting national publicity secretary, “The president was ‘completely wrong to say opposition parties lost because of overconfidence’. The opposition parties lost the poll because ‘it was manipulated and rigged beyond comprehension’.”
“The Labour Party is very worried and disturbed with the statement from the office of the President wherein he said that the opposition parties lost the 2023 presidential election because of their overconfidence, complacency and bad tactical moves, and which he claimed created more problems for them,” the statement reads.
“There are several reasons why opposition political parties lost the 2023 election; the first is that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) snubbed the electoral act wherein it failed to upload the result from the polling unit in real time as promised and in disregard to the laws guiding the election. The INEC by so doing, created room for that election to be rigged.
“Again, the current APC president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, didn’t win the election because the said election, particularly, the presidential election was manipulated and rigged beyond comprehension.
“So political parties didn’t lose election because of overconfidence or complacency as proffered by Mr. President, APC, in collaboration with the various government agencies, simply rigged the election and rigged themselves into power.”
“In fact, Labour Party won the election but it was brazenly stolen by APC. Mr. President is aware of the fact that APC did not win the election and that it was stolen,” Ifoh added.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.