Ahead of the inauguration Bola Tinubu as President-elect tomorrow, Monday 29th May, the Labour Party has urged its supporters and all Nigerians to continue to express their desires, feelings and obstacles within the confines of the law, saying that justice shall prevail in the fullness of time.
The party stated that when this happens, “Nigeria will regain the chance for a new direction, love and trust among our people and true national growth.”
In a statement issued and signed by Barr. Julisu Abure, National Chairman of the party on Sunday, the party faulted the election that produced Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the President-elect, claiming that it was marred by irregularities.
He said that despite varying serious reports of violence, malfunctioning electoral devices and other hindrances, the voters accreditation and voting process was fairly satisfactorily conducted.
He, however, lamented that “after counting of votes, a dark cloud engulfed the Nation. It became clear that the correct password, to transmit the Presidential Election results, electronically and instantly, from the BVAS to the INEC IREV, had been criminally withheld, contrary to specifications of the law and contrary to repeated emphasis, directives and promises to the Nation and its citizens, by Professor Mahmood Yakubu and INEC officials.
“Votes lawfully cast for the Labour Party candidate were changed and reduced and added to increase votes casted for the Presidential Candidate of the APC.”
He said Nigerians deserve a government, which can manage the country for the good of all, with sincerity, creativity and discipline.
Abure said the matter which is now before the presidential petitions tribunal will be pursued to logical conclusion.
“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,” the party concluded.