Peter Obi reacts to 'labourer's' comment by Tinubu

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Peter Obi, the Labour Party's (LP) presidential candidate, responded to Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) after the latter criticized the LP in a statement.

“Think about your children and vote accordingly so you can see the future. Come out en masse. Don’t mind PDP and other mushroom parties — parties like Labour; they will labour till they die. God will not make you labourers,” he had said.

Peter Obi
Peter Obi

Tuesday's APC governorship event in Osun featured remarks from Tinubu, who called the LP "a mushroom party."

At a rally organized by the LP on Wednesday in Osun, Obi said the APC presidential candidate's comment came from a place of hatred, but the LP will react with love.

“I listened to our national chairman when he said that somebody said that they can labour till death. When they they talk like that, when they show you hatred, Labour Party will show them love. There is dignity in labour,” he said.

Obi, who urged the residents of Osun to vote for Yusuf Lasun, the LP’s governorship candidate, said the party’s focus is on ensuring a better welfare for citizens.

“Vote for Labour Party so that your children can have jobs. Vote for people that will work for you,” he said.

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