The Labour Party hierarchy fired back at President Muhammadu Buhari for saying that opposition parties lost the February 25 presidential election as a result of overconfidence.
The President had said in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, that while the ruling All Progressives Congress was working hard to retain power in the recent elections, the opposition parties were busy telling their foreign backers that they would defeat the APC.
In his reaction on Friday, the acting National Publicity Secretary of the LP, Obiora Ifoh, in a statement said his party won the presidential election but APC brazenly rigged the result.
He said it was unfortunate that such statement was coming from the President, whom he alleged was aware that the presidential candidate of the LP, Peter Obi, won the poll.
Ifoh vented his frustration at some unsavoury factors that he believed contributed to the eventual outcome of the poll that produced the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
He added, “Mr. President is completely wrong. I believe that he was ill advised. It was erroneous for him to say that opposition parties lost election because of overconfidence. In fact, the Labour Party won the election but it was brazenly stolen by the APC. Mr President is aware that the APC did not win the election and that it was stolen.”
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