National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP) Barrister Julius Abure has urged Nigerians and supporters of the party who massively voted for the presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, and other candidates of the party, to continue to express their passions, emotions and frustrations within the confines of the law.
In a statement Sunday on the party’s position on Monday May 29 inauguration, Abure the party had no doubt whatsoever, that in the fullness of time as long as we know the truth and are prepared to keep standing by the truth, justice shall prevail.
The LP National Chairman expressed the hope that the country “will regain the chance for a new direction, love and trust among our people and true national growth.”
While recounting the circumstances that led the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to the declare of Mr Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the President-elect, Abure said, “All over the country, the pattern of this electoral criminality was consistent – votes lawfully casted for the Labour Party candidate, were changed and reduced, and added to increase votes casted for the presidential candidate of the APC.
“This not only formed the basis for the flagrant declarations of results at various levels in many parts of the country, totally at variance with the freely expressed wishes of the people, but also the basis for the proposed inauguration of the candidate of the APC, as the President of Nigeria.
“As a law abiding and responsible political party, and conscious of the overwhelming support we enjoy
across the country, we have taken the matter before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, in trust and hope for justice, and we will not comment further.
“However, we wish to say strongly, to all Nigerians, and all friends of Nigeria, worldwide: Nigeria has long and ardously suffered, from bad leadership, which has continued to revolve around the same characters, same political parties and same political class.
“The massive mobilisation, rejuvenation and affirmation of the people, as expressed in the election of February 25th 2023, was not to hand over the reins of government, to the same people, with historical very bad record of conduct, performance and irresponsibility but for a new order, where the people will have a greater stake in government, and more direct
influence in the implementation and supervision of development.
“This New Majority of Nigerian people, from all walks of life, who have awakened to a new consciousness, will not leave the initiative of national development to those who have proved their chronic inability to improve the country by their mismanagement, impunity and their failures.
“Our people deserve a government, which can manage the country, for the good of all, with sincerity, creativity and discipline. A government that can reduce the biting tension and difficulties which families face in meeting their living needs and a government that can reduce the reckless corruption, rebuild national institutions and reposition the country, in all ramifications.
“That is the trust the people have placed in the Labour Party and the Presidential ticket of Mr Peter Obi and Dr Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed. This is the same burden of trust, we owe the Nigerian people, to see this matter to lawful and logical resolution.
“We urge our supporters and all Nigerians to continue to express their passions, emotions and frustrations, within the confines of the law.
“We have no doubt whatsoever, that in the fullness of time as long as we know the truth and are prepared to keep standing by the truth, Justice shall prevail. And Nigeria will regain the chance for a new direction, love and trust among our people and true national growth.”